Activity and Hours Log
Thanks again for participating in our Summer Birding Program! Use this form to log your birding time and activities. Please log your birding hours and activities at least once per week so we can add you to the list for different prizes. If you are logging hours for multiple young birders, please log their hours separately by completing this form for each young birder. If you have questions about the form, feel free to contact us. Have fun!
Young birder name
First and last name
Record your time in half-hour increments and round up (e.g., record 45 minutes as 1 hour or 20 minutes as 0.5 hours)
Select any of the below birding activities you've completed. Each activity counts only once.
Explore a new natural area, such as a State, County, or City park
Take a friend or family member birding
Participate in an Iowa Young Birders or other bird-related event
Count how many different bird sounds you hear in your yard or at your favorite natural area
Download and use the Merlin Bird ID app to identify a bird
Research your favorite bird using the "All About Birds" website (
Put up a bird feeder in your yard
Start a list of birds you see in your yard or at your favorite natural area
Sketch a picture of a bird
Start a birding or nature journal
Build a Bluebird, Wood Duck, or Bat box (plans can be found here:
Create an eBird account and submit an eBird checklist (
Plant a tree or other native plants in your yard
Read a book about birds
Tell your neighbor about your favorite bird
Watch a video about birds, such as:
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