Share Your Observations!
The GSBAS Feeder Survey has been run for many years. The reward of the survey is to bring awareness of nature to our doorstep and share our observations with others. Everyone is welcome to join the survey at any time during the counting period from November to March. With the tough time the past months have visited upon us, participation in the survey will be a welcome distraction for the whole family. How Does the Survey work?
1) The counting period is 5 months from November to March. You are welcome to join the survey at any time.
2) During the first 15 days of each month, view your feeders, count the number of each individual bird species you observe, report the largest number of each individual species seen at any one time, example, if you see 10 Cardinals on the 1st, 5 on the 8th, and 3 on the 10th only report the largest amount seen, (10 Cardinals).The birds may actually be at your feeder or attracted to your yard by feeding activity.
3) Using the form provided, use one form per month to record the largest number of individual species seen. Add any extra species.
4) No later of the 19th of each survey month, mail your completed form to Helga Merryman, 38 S. Carll Ave., Babylon, N.Y., 11702. You can also send your sightings and photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put FEEDER SURVEY in the subject line. I will compile the information and the results will be published in the following issue of the Sandpiper.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR…Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Rock pigeon, Mourning Dove, Monk Parakeet, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Towhee, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow
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