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San Diego Avian Database UPDATE (through end of 2021) posted

San Diego Avian Database UPDATE (through end of 2021) posted
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version, current through the end of 2021, posted:

the past two years I have been working on a “San Diego County
Avian Database 2002-2021.” With extensive assistance provided by
Guy McCaskie and Phil Unitt, and also with much input from many
additional San Diego County birders, past and present, a third
updated version of this missive has now been posted on-line.
This database includes avian records from late 2002 through the
end of 2021—essentially since the pre-publication cut-off date
of records for the San Diego Bird Atlas by Philip Unitt
(2004). Also included are many pre-2002 records of interest not
found in, or data-corrected from, Unitt (2004) and Unitt (1984;
The Birds of San Diego County). The data include those
involving rarities, unseasonal records, high counts, early and
late dates, specimens of interest, range expansions and
contractions, and some other significant population trends. Each
species entry is divided into four “sub-regions” of the
county–coast, inland, mountains, and desert–and these
sub-regions are further subdivided into three
seasons–migration, winter, and summer/breeding.

With much-appreciated assistance provided by Jane Mygatt and
Natalie Shapiro, the latest updated database has now been posted
in a WORD version on the “Birding Resources” page of the Buena
Vista Audubon Society website:

Birding Resources

Once on the site’s Birding Resources page, scroll down to “Bird
Lists, Checklists, and BVAS Monthly Bird Count Lists.” You should
be able to view and download this WORD version, which should be
SEARCHABLE, for ease of finding particular species, observer
names, locations, or whatever. Incidentally, the publication found
on the Birding Resources page next to the database is Unitt’s San
Diego Bird Atlas.

I plan to continuously update this database, and to post updated
versions approximately every five or six months. If anyone is
interested in the most current version at any time between those
intervals, feel free to contact me privately.
And please do let me know about any errors or omissions you might
find. No correction is too minor!
–Paul Lehman, San Diego, January 2022