Date: 3/8/17 10:32 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bird Surveys at Ganondagan SHS (Victor, NY) - update
Your help is invited. Bird Surveys at Ganondagan SHS south of Victor, NY
(southeast of Rochester) will expand in 2017. The data will be collected
through eBird, which is free to use. (Information "About eBird" and
data-entry instructions for both the eBird website and the Mobile App are
linked below.) While grassland birds are emphasized, it's important to
record ALL the bird species detected (along with their counts or estimated
counts). For conservation purposes, we will need to know population trends.

There is no limit to the number of visits you can make, and ongoing,
year-round coverage [weather permitting] would provide the greatest benefit
for ornithological research and conservation. The combined bar chart for
Ganondagan's 11 eBird hotspots (92 species so far) shows a lot of data
gaps, including all of March and April:
http://ebird.org/ebird/barchart?byr=1900&eyr=2017&bmo=1&emo=12&r=L522250,L697829,L3656677,L3601763,L4709300,L4723726,L4723719,L4721388,L4721402,L3601768,L4718764

The first 9 survey points are active and can be used by any ebirder. Go to
Hotspot Explorer - http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspots - and type in
"Ganondagan SHS" and you'll see a list of all the locations. The first two
general hotspots are always available for any sort of birding at Ganondagan
or for birds detected between survey points. (There is a small-scale map in
the blog.) A 4-page PDF of the survey protocols can be emailed to anyone
wanting a copy.

*Complete blog post*:
http://northeastnaturalist.blogspot.com/2017/03/bird-surveys-at-ganondagan-shs-ny.html

About eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/
entering data in eBird (free website):
http://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/1972661
entering data in eBird (free Mobile App):
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/2411868

Dave Spier
Clifton Springs, NY
eBird Assistant, Partner and Hotspot editor for Livingston and Ontario
Counties, NY
alternate email: <ebirder_14432...>
eBird Profile: http://ebird.org/ebird/profile/OTExMTk/US

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