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New Jersey Audubon Grassland Bird Survey

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Goal
Task
Where New Jersey United States
Description

New Jersey Audubon Grassland Bird Survey needs volunteers to undertake surveys for grassland birds, such as the Bobolink, Northern Bobwhite, and Eastern Meadowlark, along established routes and in managed grasslands, and to collect data on bird abundance and habitat characteristics.

Participants should have some familiarity with grassland birds and be willing to improve their skills. Additional training in identification and counting methodology will be provided by New Jersey Audubon.

Grassland habitat in the Northeast has been disappearing rapidly due to urban sprawl, and grassland bird declines have been documented in Breeding Bird Surveys from New Jersey.

The purpose of this project is to:

- assess changes in abundance and distribution of grasslands bird

- determine how habitat and landscape characteristics influence grassland birds so that we can implement sound management strategies

New Jersey residents: don't miss this chance to make a difference!

How to Join

If you are interested in joining, contact:

Kristin Mylecraine
11 Hardscrabble Road
PO Box 693, Bernardsville NJ 07924
tel.(908) 766-5787 ext. 15
fax (908) 766-7775
kristin.mylecraine@njaudubon.org

Website http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCitizenScience/GrasslandBirdSurveys.aspx
Participation Fee $0
Expenses $0
Required Gear

Clipboard & Pencils, Erasers, etc.
Bird Count Datasheets for all survey points
Overall Site Maps on aerial photo
Survey Point Maps with Count Circle on aerial photo (one for each point)
Route Map(s)
Binoculars
Watch with second hand (or timer)
Compass (optional)
GPS Unit (optional)
Thermometer (optional)

Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
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Project Updated 11/10/2016