How many bird species can be seen in York County in a single year? A dedicated birder can tally 200 or more with reasonable effort, but what if a bunch of birders ranging from casual watchers to serious listers contributed to a single collective list?
That’s the question behind the Quest for 300. We wondered if it was even possible for such a single-year tally to occur in York County alone, but on our second year trying we made it. We will continue tracking each year, because birds are unpredictable.