Monday, October 15, 2012

International Shorebird Survey site forms

As we near the end of the International Shorebird Survey fall season I wanted to remind everyone of one final task we would ask that you complete - filling in the site form. If you take a look at the right-hand column of this blog under "Important Documents", you can see we have linked to a whole list of forms for the season for all sorts of species and surveys. Looking towards the bottom of this list you will find "ISS habitat form" which is the document I am referring to. This questionnaire asks you for a variety of facts in order for scientists at the Manomet Center for Conservation Services to better understand the location you have been surveying.

It is a very straightforward document, asking about the location, its characteristic, how shorebirds typically utilize it, what sorts of habitats are present, the human disturbance that occurs there, and so on. If you have any questions when filling out this form, please send them to us at ctwaterbirds@gmail.com. This document can be sent back to Manomet at the address included at the top. Your site new can be the name of the location you are entering the data in ISS eBird, and you can mention that is where you have put all of your survey results.

Thank you for all of your hard work finding those shorebirds! The results we have received have been awesome. If you have yet to enter your ISS eBird data, we look forward to you sharing it with us soon.

Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.

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