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.
Please note: Our Quest for 300 is just for fun. We assume people make their reports in good faith. Some caution is used when checking off rarities, but we have no formal review process.