Saturday, February 18, 2017

Birding > Field Observation Report ("Birding Basics" data collection sheet)

Needing inspiration for (or access to) observation/ data collection sheets? 

Below are images you can copy of a data collection sheet we use for "Birding Basics" > Field Observation Report (just click to open larger version, right click, and save   ; )   :

... OR...  you can copy (highlight) and paste the text versions below in to a word program:

Field Observation
Birding Data Collection Sheet




Temp.:                       Wind:                         Cloud Cover/Precip:

Field Notes

Data Sheet #                        


Cont. from Data Sheet#                

Field Notes


Friday, February 17, 2017

Backyard Bird Count Day #1 - report

Not all of the reports are in yet for the first day of The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), but by the end of the first day (a *day* is measured by E.S.T) there were about 30,000 checklists reported in! 
The ~snap below is with about 15 minutes left to go in the first *day* of reporting...

...and *here* (below) is a good start to the second *day* of reporting!
54 seconds in to *Day* 2...

As you can see, now, people from all over the world participate! Last year over 160,000 people in over 130 countries participated.

There are still THREE (3) days left to go, and you can participate in as little as 15 minutes!

For more information on how to participate, check out the Getting Started page. You'll find a link for setting up a reporting page, access to birding tips and techniques, bird identification (including audio, because sometimes you don't see the birds! ; ) ...
... there's a Photo Contest... 
AND,  you get to be a citizen scientist!
...contributing meaningful data
with thousands of others
to better understand our world... 

Personal Notes: Today we had very limited time, so participated for about an hour.
We saw 9 species: Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Steller's Jay, Robin, Mourning Dove, Bewick's Wren, Back-capped Chickadee, Crow, and Red-winged Blackbird.
We'll load a data collection sheet that we like to use, which you can copy or use for ideas to make your own   ; )
We'll post some pics and/or vid tomorrow!