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Happy birding, Ruth Simmons Lee's Summit, Jackson Co., MO [log in to unmask] "A nation behaves well if the natural resources and assets which one generation turns over to the next are increased and not impaired in value." (Theodore Roosevelt)



> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:17:14 -0500
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Be a part of history - adopt a vacant Breeding Bird Survey Route
> To: [log in to unmask]
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> The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), coordinated jointly by the
> US Geological Survey and Canadian Wildlife Service, is one of the
> longest-running and more widely referenced bird monitoring programs in
> existence. The BBS is used to monitor the status and trends of North
> American bird populations. Following a rigorous protocol, BBS data are
> collected by thousands of dedicated participants along thousands of
> randomly established roadside routes throughout the continent. Professional
> BBS coordinators and data managers work closely with researchers and
> statisticians to compile and deliver these population data and population
> trend analyses on more than 400 bird species, for use by conservation
> managers, scientists, and the general public.
>
> Presently, there are 64 BBS routes in eight Midwest states that are
> currently listed as vacant for the 2011 season! I'm reaching out to all you
> to help by filling these routes yourselves or finding interested volunteers
> to help out.
>
> To assist USGS and state BBS coordinators, I have listed all of the vacant
> routes below, by state. If you or someone you know would like to sign up,
> please notify me, and I will route you to the proper contact to get you all
> set up. It's a great way to spend a morning, especially if you are mostly
> tied to your computer (as I am), and you walk away with the satisfaction of
> contributing to a very important data set used for many bird conservation
> decisions.
>
> Illinois (9 routes): Barrington (05), Itasca (06), Buda (11), Cameron (24),
> Pawnee (40), Janesville (45), Troy Grove (68), Greenview (72), Union (303),
>
>
> Indiana (15 routes): Columbia City (07), Swayzee (18), Friendswood (24),
> Jamestown (25), Azalia (27), Washington (32), Celestine (36), Vevay (40),
> Crown Point (301), Laporte (302), Montpelier (307), New Castle (311), Witts
> Station (312), Cypress (316), Maplewood (410)
>
> Iowa (8 routes): Bedford (04), Red Rock (11), Prairieburg (19), Hudson
> (20), Dinsdale (21), Kanawha (22), Davis Corner (30), Rock Valley (34)
>
> Michigan (11 routes): Cunard (13), Red Oak (47), St Charles (49), North
> Bradley (50), Maple Rapids (52), Beaver Lake (60), Owendale (64), Tyre
> (71), Herron (162), Rochester (166), Hartland (168)
>
> Minnesota (14 routes): Dawson (14), Wigwam Bay (23), Backus (25), Pine
> River (26), Edwards (27), Island Lake (36), Le Roy (54), Fairmont (56),
> Franklin (60), Ashby (70), Babbitt (73), Cass Lake (139), Nebish (140),
> Nett Lake (179)
>
> Missouri (only 4 routes!): Millwood (64), Cameron (131), Barnard (136),
> Moselle (317)
>
> Ohio (only 3 routes!): Kings Creek (31), Smithfield (56), Wilgus (188)
>
> Wisconsin: CONGRATS - NO VACANT ROUTES!
>
> Please contact me today and help make this campaign a success. To learn
> more about the North American BBS, check out their website:
> http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/index.html.
>
> Thanks,
> Katie
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> Katie Koch, Midwest Bird Monitoring Coordinator
> Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership
> http://midwestbirdmonitoring.ning.com/
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> US Fish and Wildlife Service
> 3090 Wright St.
> Marquette, MI 49855
> Phone: (906) 226-1249
> Fax: (906) 226-3632
> Email: [log in to unmask]
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