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Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey

Main Project Information
Goal Help study reproductive health of wild turkeys.
Task Count young turkeys in New York state.
Where New York

Partner with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to monitor turkeys in the wild. The DEC seeks wildlife lovers in every county to help them observe and count young male and female turkeys (also known as Jakes and Jennies) in August. This survey sheds light on the interaction between weather, environment and flock vitality. It also helps determine fall hunting potential.

How to Join

A survey form with detailed instructions is available here:
Use the form to record the number of wild turkeys you see in New York State in August.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a walk, run, On a hike, In the car
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags bird, birding, count, counting
Project Updated 04/21/2017