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AAfCW Species Report Form
Observations for AMOY, PIPL, COTE, and LETE for the 2018 season.
Please do only one species at a time per report. Additional species present that don't require detailed information (example: 23 Sanderlings) can be entered into the comments section at the end.
AMOY (American Oystercatcher)
PIPL (Piping Plover)
COTE (Common Tern)
LETE (Least Tern)
Number of Observers
How many observers were present for this survey? (Please only use numbers: "2" not "two".)
What is the name of each observer on this survey?
Position/type of information
Are you a volunteer, staff, or reporting anecdotal information?
Date/Time of Survey
Add the time the survey began, and in the next field the length of survey.
Time spent on survey
Was it high, medium, or low tide at the time of survey?
Location of Survey
If not listed here, answer in next field.
Calf Pasture Island
Cos Cob Harbor
East Stooping Island
Great Captain's Island
Hammonassett State Park
Harkness Memorial State Park
Inner White Top
Long Beach Island
Red Point Rocks
Sandy Point (Stonington)
Silver Sands State Park
Location of Survey
If "Other" above.
If you wish to provide more information on the location, enter it here. Example: Section 4 of Long Beach.
Pairs of birds
How many pairs of birds did you see? (A pair is determined as either being seen nesting together, or exhibiting pairing behaviors)
How many individual adult birds (not-paired) did you see? (Do not include birds counted as pairs.)
Number of nests
How many nests of the species did you observe?
Sexes of adults recorded above
Example: One pair would be "1M 1F" for one male and one female. An individual or unkown sex is "1U" for unknown.
How many hatchlings were present?
Chicks at the "hatchling" stage only
How many fledglings were present?
Chicks at the fledgling stage only
How many juveniles were present?
Birds at the "juvenile" stage only
Please describe any evidence and location of a failed nest
How many people did you talk to at the site about the birds/conservation?
Beachgoers, boaters, etc.
Additional comments/notes including other notable birds or information
Statement of Volunteer Hours
By checking this box, you agree to only report these volunteer hours to AAfCW, and that they will not be used for any other organization's volunteer hour requirements.
By checking the box below, you hereby agree that all of the data in this form (including hours spent surveying, location, and birds observed) is accurate and true, and that you allow AAfCW to report these observations and hours.
Please type your name to electronically sign this form.
What was the temperature when you monitored? (optional)
Please indicate the wind speed code. (optional)
0 - Smoke/steam rises vertically
1 - Wind direction shown by smoke/steam drift
2 - Wind felt on face; leaves rustle
3 - Leaves, small twigs in constant motion; light flag extended
4 - Raises dust and loose paper; small branches are moved
5 - Small trees in leaf sway; crested wave lets on inland waters
How cloudy was it? (optional)
0 - clear to few clouds
1 - partly cloudy (30-70% cloud cover)
2 - broken or overcast (>70% cloud cover)
3 - dense fog
How much wrack did you see? (optional)
Wrack includes sea weed, shells, small pieces of wood, and garbage washed up by tides.
0 - none
1 - light; scattered along tide line
2 - moderate; continuous, but light along high tide line
3 - heavy; continuous and heavy along high tide line
How much human activity did you notice (optional)
0 - none
1 - scattered; not affecting bird abundance
2 - moderate, but birds have usable areas without humans
3 - heavy; strongly affecting bird abundance
How much garbage did you see? (optional)
0 - none
1 - light; scattered mainly among wrack
2 - moderate; heavy along wrack line
3 - heavy; throughout beach
While coming and going, did you spend any money in the town where you monitor? If so how much? (optional)
This information helps us understand the economic benifit to towns where birds reside.
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