2008 STATISTICAL AND YEAR END REPORT

By Robert H. Stymeist, Statistician

During 2008, the Brookline Bird Club listed 306 species of birds on 190 reported trips, three species less than last year. A total of 249 trips were scheduled, 4 trips more than last year, but 41 trips less than the all time high number of 290 in 2000. There were 70 all-day, 152 mornings, 25 afternoons or evening, and two weekend trips. FIFTY-NINE trips were not reported, 20 were cancelled by weather and   THIRTY-NINE went unreported. In Massachusetts the Club listed a total of 296 species, two less than last year on 186 reported trips. To put this in perspective, birders throughout the state recorded a total of 364 species during the year, thus the BBC total of 296 is 81% of all the species seen in 2008!

Three new species were added to the overall Brookline Bird Club list of birds. The Club recorded SLATY-BACKED G