The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has asked Dr. Bob Meese to coordinate the 2014 Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey. Monica Iglecia of Audubon California is assisting with Survey coordination.
The Statewide Survey will be conducted over three days - April 18th through the 20th, 2014.
The Statewide Survey relies upon county coordinators as well as volunteer participants to help to survey both historical colony locations as well as to survey in appropriate regions for new, previously undocumented colony locations and to estimate the number of birds at occupied sites. No prior experience is necessary to participate in the survey and any level of commitment, big or small, is welcome to help to make this year's survey as complete as possible.
County coordinators will communicate with persons interested in participating in this year's statewide survey. Announcements will be forthcoming here and on birding and related listservers. If you would like to participate in this year's statewide survey, click on the Contact Us link, above, and select "Statewide Survey" from the Category pulldown menu.