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Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey
November 18, 2015 @ 3:25 pm
We need veteran surveyors who are able to identify raptors who frequent our area.
We meet at the Refuge Office where you will receive a briefing, obtain assignments, and pick up materials for the survey. Surveyors will return to the office after completion of the survey to turn in data and exchange information about experiences.
Surveyors follow an established protocol. If you are an inexperienced surveyor, or even new to birding, you are welcome to attend and you will be assigned to accompany a veteran surveyor. The more eyes we have at each site the greater our chance of spotting raptors. Our work generates important data for use by the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Department of Environmental Conservation in managing habitat. Accurate data collection is our number one priority. Our work is important, and I assure you that it will be appreciated.
Surveyors must sign up to attend a survey no later than the evening before the survey date.
If you are interested, please e-mail David Marsh, at firstname.lastname@example.org, put “Raptor Survey” in the subject line, and I will add you to the surveyor list. You will then receive weekly summary reports of the survey results.
The survey season runs through March. The survey dates and times for January, February, and March will be announced in mid-December.