end of February brought the close of the avian Winter season (December 1 -
February 28). Please take some time to sort through your sightings for this
period and send me your Winter Seasonal Report before March 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:
* any species listed as
"rare", "casual", or "accidental" on the Annotated
Checklist of Missouri Birds: http://mobirds.org/MBRC/MOChecklist.asp;
*unusually early or late
dates (check Josh Uffman’s excellent resource: http://www.showme-birds.com/)
* 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
Information about weather events in your area would
be very helpful.
FORMAT -- An Excel document with the following data:
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
If you would like a sample Excel document to get started, just email
PHOTOS -- Submission of photos showing your significant sightings
through the season is encouraged. High-resolution images can be e-mailed in
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 must be submitted directly to me 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 Sunday,
March 15. I will reply to each e-mail to confirm receipt.
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