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First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by Noah M » December 18th, 2014, 9:55 am

After months of slacking off and a couple hours of good hard work I came up with the following, using the NAHERP database. I selected all records from June 1 up to and including June 14th. Here are a few things. If you have any questions or want to see data presented in a different format, or different data, please let me know and I'll see what I can do.

There were 1,926 records representing 370 species entered for that 2 week period.

Below is a list of the participating states (including 1 from Mexico) and how may records they contributed.
California 406
Maryland 268
Nevada 187
Colorado 156
Texas 118
Oklahoma 78
Pennsylvania 77
Florida 63
Arizona 53
New York 48
Alabama 39
Oregon 39
Utah 37
North Carolina 36
Louisiana 33
Virginia 31
West Virginia 27
Washington 26
Delaware 23
Kansas 23
Massachusetts 21
Tennessee 21
Georgia 17
Mississippi 12
Jalisco (Mexico) 11
South Carolina 11
Indiana 10
Kentucky 9
Montana 9
Wisconsin 8
Illinois 6
Missouri 6
Idaho 5
Iowa 4
Wyoming 3
South Dakota 2
Michigan 1
New Jersey 1
Vermont 1

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by Noah M » December 18th, 2014, 9:57 am

Here is the list of 370 species added to HERP during 1st Annual Summer Herp Count

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander 
Alligator Snapping Turtle 
American Alligator 
American Bullfrog 
American Toad 
Aquatic Gartersnake 
Arizona Black Rattlesnake 
Baja California Lyresnake 
Banded Watersnake 
Barking Treefrog 
Belding's Orange-throated Whiptail 
Bird-voiced Treefrog 
Black Kingsnake 
Black Ratsnake 
Black-bellied Salamander 
Black-chinned Red Salamander 
Black-masked Racer 
Black-necked Gartersnake 
Blainville's Horned Lizard 
Blanding's Turtle 
Blotched Watersnake 
Blue Racer 
Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander 
Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander 
Boreal Chorus Frog 
Brahminy Blindsnake 
Broad-banded Copperhead 
Broad-banded Watersnake 
Broadhead Skink 
Bronze Frog 
Brown Watersnake 
Buller's Spiny Lizard 
Bullsnake 
Butler's Gartersnake 
California Alligator Lizard 
California Giant Salamander 
California Glossy Snake 
California Kingsnake 
California Newt 
California Red-sided Gartersnake 
California Slender Salamander 
California Striped Racer 
California Whiptail 
Canadian Toad 
Central Florida Crowned Snake 
Central Plains Milksnake 
Chattahoochee Slimy Salamander 
Chicago Gartersnake 
Chihuahuan Hook-nosed Snake 
Clark's Spiny Lizard 
Cliff Chirping Frog 
Clouded Salamander 
Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard 
Coast Gartersnake 
Coast Mountain Kingsnake 
Coast Patch-nosed Snake 
Coast Range Fence Lizard 
Coast Range Newt 
Coastal Giant Salamander 
Coastal Rosy Boa 
Coastal Whiptail 
Collar Nightsnake 
Colorado Desert Sidewinder 
Common Chuckwalla
Common Sagebrush Lizard 
Common Side-blotched Lizard 
Common Spotted Whiptail 
Cope's Gray Treefrog 
Copperhead
Couch's Spadefoot 
Cuban Treefrog 
Dekay's Brownsnake 
Desert Banded Gecko 
Desert Glossy Snake  
Desert Massasauga 
Desert Night Lizard 
Desert Nightsnake 
Desert Rosy Boa 
Desert Spiny Lizard 
Desert Striped Whipsnake 
Diablo Gartersnake 
Diamond-backed Watersnake 
Dunn's Salamander 
Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake 
Dusky Salamanders 
Dwarf Black-bellied Salamander 
Dwarf Salamander 
Eastern American Toad 
Eastern Box Turtle 
Eastern Coachwhip 
Eastern Collared Lizard 
Eastern Cricket Frog 
Eastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake 
Eastern Fence Lizard 
Eastern Gartersnake 
Eastern Green Toad 
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 
Eastern Kingsnake 
Eastern Milksnake  
Eastern Mud Turtle 
Eastern Mudsnake 
Eastern Musk Turtle 
Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad  
Eastern Painted Turtle 
Eastern Red-backed Salamander 
Eastern Ribbonsnake 
Eastern Smooth Earthsnake 
Eastern Snapping Turtle
Eastern Spadefoot
Eastern Spiny Softshell 
Eastern Wormsnake
Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer 
Eastern Zebra-tailed Lizard 
Five-lined Skink 
Flat-tailed Horned Lizard 
Florida Box Turtle 
Florida Cottonmouth 
Florida Cricket Frog 
Florida Leopard Frog 
Florida Pinesnake 
Florida Red-bellied Cooter 
Florida Red-bellied Snake 
Florida Watersnake 
Foothill Yellow-legged Frog 
Forest Sharp-tailed Snake 
Four-toed Salamander 
Fowler's Toad 
Gila Spotted Whiptail 
Glossy Crayfish Snake 
Gopher Snake 
Gopher Tortoise 
Graham's Crayfish Snake 
Granite Spiny Lizard 
Gray Ratsnake 
Gray Treefrog
Great Basin Collared Lizard 
Great Basin Fence Lizard 
Great Basin Gopher Snake
Great Basin Rattlesnake 
Great Basin Skink 
Great Basin Whiptail 
Great Plains Earless Lizard 
Great Plains Ratsnake 
Great Plains Skink
Great Plains Toad 
Greater Earless Lizard 
Greater Short-horned Lizard 
Green Anole 
Green Frog 
Green Salamander 
Green Treefrog 
Gulf Coast Ribbonsnake 
Gulf Coast Spiny Softshell 
Gulf Coast Toad 
Gulf Coast Waterdog 
Gulf Crayfish Snake 
Hernandez's Short-horned Lizard 
Imitator Salamander 
Kansas Glossy Snake 
Lesser Earless Lizard 
Little Brown Skink
Longnose Leopard Lizard 
Long-tailed Alpine Gartersnake 
Long-tailed Salamander 
Long-toed Salamander 
Lowland Burrowing Treefrog 
Marbled Salamander 
Marsh Brownsnake 
Mexican Fringe-limbed Treefrog 
Midget Faded Rattlesnake 
Midland Painted Turtle 
Midland Watersnake 
Mississippi Green Watersnake 
Mojave Desert Sidewinder 
Mojave Patch-nosed Snake 
Mojave Shovel-nosed Snake 
Mole Kingsnake 
Mole Salamander 
Mountain Gartersnake 
Mountain Treefrog 
Nevada Side-blotched Lizard 
New Mexico Milksnake 
Northern Alligator Lizard 
Northern Black Racer 
Northern Brownsnake 
Northern Copperhead 
Northern Cricket Frog 
Northern Desert Horned Lizard 
Northern Desert Iguana 
Northern Diamond-backed Terrapin 
Northern Dusky Salamander 
Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander 
Northern Green Anole 
Northern Green Frog 
Northern Leopard Frog 
Northern Many-lined Skink 
Northern Map Turtle 
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake 
Northern Pacific Treefrog 
Northern Red Salamander 
Northern Red-bellied Cooter 
Northern Red-bellied Snake 
Northern Red-legged Frog 
Northern Ring-necked Snake 
Northern Rough Greensnake 
Northern Rubber Boa 
Northern Sagebrush Lizard
Northern Slimy Salamander 
Northern Spring Salamander 
Northern Trans-Pecos Rat Snake 
Northern Two-lined Salamander 
Northern Watersnake 
Northern Whiptail 
Northern Zebra-tailed Lizard 
NorthWestern Fence Lizard 
Northwestern Gartersnake 
Northwestern Ring-necked Snake 
Oak Toad 
Ocoee Salamander 
Orange-headed Spiny Lizard 
Oregon Ensatina 
Ornate Box Turtle 
Ornate Tree Lizard 
Pacific Gopher Snake 
Pacific Ring-necked Snake 
Painted Turtle 
Pale Milksnake 
Panamint Rattlesnake 
Panamint Rattlesnake  
Patch-nosed Salamander 
Peninsula Ribbonsnake 
Pickerel Frog 
Pigmy Robber Frog 
Pine Barrens Treefrog 
Pine Woods Littersnake 
Pine Woods Treefrog 
Plains Black-headed Snake 
Plains Gartersnake 
Plains Hog-nosed Snake 
Plains Spadefoot 
Plateau Fence Lizard 
Plateau Striped Whiptail
Plateau Striped Whiptail 
Prairie Lizard 
Prairie Racerunner
Prairie Rattlesnake 
Prairie Ring-necked Snake
Purple-backed Spiny Lizard 
Pygmy Salamander 
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard 
Queensnake 
Querétaro Mountain Kingsnake 
Red Cornsnake 
Red Diamond Rattlesnake
Red Diamond Rattlesnake 
Red Milksnake
Red Racer  
Red-bellied Mudsnake 
Red-bellied Snake 
Red-bellied Watersnake 
Red-cheeked Salamander 
Red-eared Slider 
Red-Spotted Gartersnake 
Red-Spotted Newt 
Red-spotted Toad 
Reticulate Gila Monster 
Ring-necked Snake 
Rio Grande Chirping Frog 
Rio Grande Leopard Frog 
Rough Earthsnake 
Rough-skinned Newt 
San Bernardino Mountain Kingsnake 
San Diego Alligator Lizard 
San Diego Gopher Snake 
San Diego Nightsnake 
San Francisco Alligator Lizard 
San Francisco Gartersnake 
San Joaquin Coachwhip 
Santa Cruz Gartersnake 
Santeetlah Dusky Salamander 
Schott's Tree Lizard 
Seal Salamander 
Sharp-tailed Snake 
Shasta Alligator Lizard 
Short-lined Skink 
Sierra Alligator Lizard 
Sierra Fence Lizard 
Sierra Gartersnake 
Sierran Treefrog 
Six-lined Racerunner
Six-lined Racerunner 
Snapping Turtle 
Sonoran Desert Toad 
Sonoran Earless Lizard 
Sonoran Gopher Snake 
Sonoran Whipsnake 
Southeastern Crowned Snake 
Southern Black Racer 
Southern California Toad 
Southern Copperhead 
Southern Desert Horned Lizard 
Southern Leopard Frog 
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake 
Southern Sagebrush Lizard 
Southern Toad 
Southern Torrent Salamander 
Southern Whiptail 
Southwestern Fence Lizard 
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake 
SouthWestern Threadsnake 
Speckled Kingsnake 
Spiny Softshell 
Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake  
Spotted Salamander 
Squirrel Treefrog 
Striped Crayfish Snake 
Striped Mud Turtle 
Striped Whipsnake 
Texas Cooter 
Texas Earless Lizard 
Texas Horned Lizard 
Texas Ratsnake 
Texas Spiny Lizard 
Texas Spotted Whiptail 
Texas Toad 
Three-toed Box Turtle
Timber Rattlesnake 
Trans-Pecos Striped Whiptail
Transverse Volcanic Leopard Frog 
Two-striped Gartersnake 
Utah Milksnake 
Valley Gartersnake 
Variable Groundsnake 
Variable Sandsnake 
Wandering Gartersnake  
Weller's Salamander 
Western Banded Gecko 
Western Bird-voiced Treefrog 
Western Black-headed Snake 
Western Chorus Frog
Western Coachwhip 
Western Cottonmouth 
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake 
Western Dusky Rattlesnake 
Western Fence Lizard 
Western Foxsnake 
Western Long-nosed Snake 
Western Massasauga 
Western Mudsnake 
Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 
Western Pigmy Rattlesnake
Western Pond Turtle 
Western Sagebrush Lizard 
Western Side-blotched Lizard 
Western Skink 
Western Slender Glass Lizard 
Western Snail-eating Sucker 
Western Whiptail 
Western Yellow-bellied Racer 
Western Zebra-tailed Lizard 
White-Spotted Slimy Salamander 
Wood Slave 
Wood Turtle 
Woodhouse's Toad
Yellow Mud Turtle 
Yellow Ratsnake 
Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard 
Yellow-bellied Slider 
Yellow-bellied Watersnake 
Yonahlossee Salamander 

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by Noah M » December 18th, 2014, 10:20 am

Entries by date. The trimodal distribution does not surprise me. June 1 was a Sunday. The 7th & 8th were the weekend, and the 2 week ran until a Saturday, which also has a high number.

6/1/2014 (209)
6/2/2014 (118)
6/3/2014 (97)
6/4/2014 (48)
6/5/2014 (170)
6/6/2014 (219)
6/7/2014 (146)
6/8/2014 (188)
6/9/2014 (104)
6/10/2014 (65)
6/11/2014 (149)
6/12/2014 (118)
6/13/2014 (120)
6/14/2014 (175)


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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by mtratcliffe » December 18th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Neat stuff - was this something you did on your own or did you take the lead on it this year?

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by Fundad » December 18th, 2014, 6:53 pm

Nice work.. :thumb:

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » December 19th, 2014, 4:27 am

Wow, does that ever look like a lot of work to compile. Thank you for doing so.

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by spinifer » December 19th, 2014, 5:56 am

Good work compiling the data.

I'm interested in how many people contributed, but I guess you cant pull this directly from the website? 370 is not very many records, I entered 38% of these. We can do way better.

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by Calfirecap » December 19th, 2014, 7:38 am

Well done, and thank you. It looks to me like you put a lot more than a couple of hard hours of work into this.

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by Noah M » December 19th, 2014, 7:53 am

370 is not very many records
Point of clarification - we had 1,926 records representing 370 species.
was this something you did on your own or did you take the lead on it this year?
I would say that NAFHA came up with it last year. We're a team, and we worked together on the name and dates. I just now got around to messing with the data. When we do this again in 2015, I'll try to mess with the data sooner.
I'm interested in how many people contributed, but I guess you cant pull this directly from the website
I could go record by record and make note of the person who contributed, but I really have no interest in doing that. I could probably do that for a representative day, perhaps like June 6th which had the most number of entries. Though # of entries may not correlate with # of contributing people. For all I know a handful of people found a bunch of stuff on that day.

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by spinifer » December 19th, 2014, 8:30 am

Point of clarification - we had 1,926 records representing 370 species.
Oh my bad :lol: ....that number makes a lot more sense. :oops:
I could go record by record and make note of the person who contributed, but I really have no interest in doing that.
Yeah I wouldn't expect you to. Don would have to make a score card with that information. Maybe we can do that for next year.

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by Noah M » December 20th, 2014, 8:38 am

Don would have to make a score card with that information. Maybe we can do that for next year.
I'm fine with this as long as he volunteers. I look at Don as being overworked and under appreciated so I try not to make extra work for him, but sometimes it's unavoidable :o

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Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

Post by Southwest wanderer » December 25th, 2014, 8:56 am

That is pretty cool stuff. Thanks for doing that. As the database gains momentum it may be interesting to see what happens next June by comparison.

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