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Kansas Winter Bird Feeder Survey


Observe your feeder two consecutive days during January 30-February 2, 2014. Please print the survey below. Use the form to describe your feeder and record the birds you see. In the space provided, list the highest number of each species that you see together at any one time. For example, if you see 10 juncos at 9 a.m., 11 at noon, and 7 at 4 p.m., the number you should record is 11. When males and females can be distinguished (cardinals, downy woodpecker, etc.), record the combined total. This means if you see 3 male cardinals at 11 a.m., then 1 male and 2 females at 2 p.m., record 5 cardinals (the highest count for the males and highest count for the females combined).  

Count only during the two consecutive days and record only the birds that you see at your feeders, under your feeder, or in the trees around your feeders. Do not count birds which fly past your house and do not use your feeding area. We want information only about birds influenced by your feeders. If you cannot get an exact count, record your best estimate. An honest estimate is more useful than "too many to count." Please fill out the form carefully.