Quest for 300

Histrionicus histrionicus drake at Barnegat by Peter Massaslow CC BY-SA 2.0How 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.

Feel free to join the effort. We monitor eBird, maine-birds, and the comments below for your observations and update the list regularly.

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.

One Response to Quest for 300

  1. David Rankin says:

    A few days ago I had a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Hills Beach (posted to Ebird and the Maine Birds listserv.

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