Below are the current rankings of the counties in Utah on eBird. The number represents the number of species reported year-to-date (YTD) as of today.
Salt Lake 123
Box Elder 115
San Juan 37
|Counties with less than 50 reported species YTD are shaded in blue.|
One of the inherent weaknesses of eBird data and maps is geographic coverage, especially out west where there are millions of acres of uninhabited wilderness. Large centers of populations have more birders and therefore more reports and more species seen. Some Utah counties certainly need an eBird Champion! One person reporting birds from these less-birded counties can make a huge difference. Perhaps when you are planning a birding outing in Utah, you might want to pick one of these counties and give it a little bit of eBird love!
Utah is a huge beautiful place and discovery is awaiting us!