2020 Statewide Survey

The 2020 Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey will be conducted over three days - April 3rd through the 5th, 2020. In case of severe weather, the Survey will occur over the weekend of April 17th through the 19th.


This year's survey is being coordinated by Dr. Bob Meese. As with the 3 prior statewide surveys, the 2020 statewide survey utilizes local experts who serve as county coordinators to assemble survey teams, to ensure coverage, and to enter records of observations when the survey is complete.

We are currently pairing volunteer participants with county coordinators to survey both historical colony locations as well as to survey in appropriate regions and habitats for new, previously undocumented colony locations and to estimate the numbers of birds at occupied sites. No prior experience is necessary and any level of commitment, big or small, is welcome to help to make this year's survey as complete as possible.