KHS Herp Counts
Since 1989 the Kansas Herpetology Society has sponsored, facilitated, and published the results of Kansas Herpetofaunal Count. The initial herp counts were held in Morris, Sumner, Kiowa, and Allen counties (Collins, J. T. 1989. First Kansas Herp Counts Held in 1989. KHS Newsletter No. 77).

The KHS Herp Counts were initially designed, compiled, and authored by Joseph T. Collins. In 1993 KHS Editor Eric Rundquist joined as a compiler and co-author, and ultimately assumed the sole authorship in 1994. Since 2002 the counts have been compiled by the KHS editor and authored individually.

Several Herp Counts have been conducted continuously for 20+ years, yielding a wealth of data. Herp Counts were initially confined to April and May, but can now be conducted at any time of the year.

We encourage you to submit your herp counts by using the form linked below:
HERP COUNT DATASHEET

Published KHS Herp Counts

KHS Herp Counts:
Year County(s) Link
1989 Morris, Sumner, Kiowa, Allen KHSN 77
1990 Hodgeman, Sumner, Ellis, Russell, Cowley, Chase, Barber, Kiowa, McPherson KHSN 81
1991 Clay, Sumner, Anderson, Jefferson, Geary, Cowley, Johnson, Ellis, Kiowa, Sheridan, Butler KHSN 85
1992 Ellis, Russell, Cowley, Sumner, Douglas, Pottawatomie, Johnson, Leavenworth, Kiowa KHSN 89
1993 Ellis, Russell, Cowley, Sumner, Douglas, Pottawatomie, Johnson, Leavenworth, Kiowa KHSN 94
1994 Bourbon, Crawford, Linn, Linn, Sumner, Douglas, Johnson, Butler, Chase, Lyon, Shawnee, Cherokee, Woodson, Ellis, Russell, Montgomery, Rush, Osage, Kiowa, Clark, Cowley, Pratt, Barton KHSN 97
1994 Cowley, Sedgwick (counts left out of prior issue) KHSN 98
1995 Douglas, Bourbon, Anderson, Sumner, Shawnee, Douglas, Osage, Wabaunsee, Jefferson, Linn, Cowley KHSN 101
1996 Johnson, Miami, Crawford, Neosho, Barber, Miami, Stevens, Osage, Lyon, Coffey, Sumner, Chautauqua, Barton, Cowley, Shawnee, Bourbon, Linn, Cherokee, Graham, Douglas, Montgomery, Butler, Grant, Morton, Wabaunsee, Stafford, Haskell, Ford, Anderson, Morris, Cheyenne, Elk, Osage, Sedgwick, Neosho KHSN 104
1997 Miami, Shawnee, Linn, Cowley, Chase, Douglas, Trego, Pratt, Barber, Graham KHSN 108
1998 Cherokee, Barber, Cowley, Sumner, Douglas, Barton, Linn, McPherson, Shawnee, Osage, Doniphan, Atchison, Wabaunsee, Wyandotte, Ellis, Butler, Sedgwick, Franklin, Brown, Pawnee, KHSN 112
1999 Cherokee (published individually) KHSN 117
1999-2000 Barber, Cowley, Sumner, Osage Ellsworth, Meade, Harper, Butler/Greenwood KHSN 122
2001 Cowley, Barber, Linn, Logan, Hamilton KHSN 125
2002 Osage, Shawnee, SUmner JKH 3
2003 Coffey, Cowley, Douglas, Logan, Osage, Riley, Shawnee, Sumner, Shawnee JKH 7
2004 Cherokee, Cowley, Ellsworth, Linn, Osage, Sumner, Shawnee, Wilson JKH 11
2005 Chase, Cherokee, Douglas, Cowley, Franklin, Johnson, Lyon, Linn, Sumner JKH 15
2006 Barber, Cowley, Elk, Ellsworth, Riley, Shawnee, Trego, Sumner, Kiowa JKH 19
2007 Cowley, Ellis, Jefferson, Linn, Reno, Russell, Shawnee, Sumner, Wabaunsee, Wyandotte JKH 23
2008 Cowley, Marshall, Riley, Shawnee, Sumner, Wabaunsee JKH 27
2009 Atchison, Jefferson, Cherokee, Cowley, Elk, Riley, SUmner JKH 31
2010 Anderson, Barton, Cowley, Leavenworth, Riley, Osage, Russell, Shawnee, Sumner, Woodson JKH 35
2013 Chautauqua, Harvey, Sedgwick, Comanche, JKH 39