Date: 7/31/20 11:36 am From: Allen Gathman <agathman...> Subject: Summer Seasonal Report information request
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The ornithological summer season is June 1 – July 31, and as it comes to an end, I’m requesting that you send me your significant sightings for the period. Please take some time to sort through your records for this period and send me your Summer Seasonal Report before August 15. Contact information is listed at the end of this e-mail.
Your seasonal report should only include significant sightings during the period. Examples of "significant sightings" include:
* high counts or unusually low counts (also include a note if a species usually present in your area during this period appeared to be completely absent or unusually abundant).
Information about weather events, flooding, and other conditions affecting habitat in your area would be very helpful.
Please include the following information:
2) Number observed
3) Age/Sex (if known)
5) Location (i.e. park, residence, city, etc.)
7) Additional Notes (such as notes about how you arrived at a particularly difficult identification, and whether you submitted documentation for casual or accidental species)
8) Observer (s)
PHOTOS -- Submission of photos showing your significant sightings through the season is encouraged. High-resolution images can be e-mailed in JPEG format.
The data you provide is used to produce the regional report published in the American Birding Association's "journal of record for birders," North American Birds; and a summary of sightings is also published in the ASM's quarterly publication, The Bluebird.
PLEASE REMEMBER -- Your sightings should be either submitted directly to me or in the ebird public output in order to be considered for inclusion in the final seasonal report. Sightings posted only to MOBIRDS-L will not be included in the report.
Please send your sightings to me at one of the addresses below before August 15. I will reply to each e-mail to confirm receipt.