SBSG Membership Survey - 2018
SBSG Membership Survey - 2018: Your chance to help determine the future direction of the Sheffield Bird Study Group. Please complete for the opportunity to win £25 cash.
Which of the following age groups do you belong to? *
To which gender do you most identify with? *
How long have you been a member of the SBSG? *
Which of the following would best describe your interest in birds? *
How often do you go birding in the SBSG area? *
Do you regularly go birding outside of the SBSG recording area? *
Can you remember how you first heard about the SBSG? *
Would you consider the SBSG to be a welcoming and inclusive organisation? *
Would you recommend the SBSG to other people you know with an interest in birds? *
The Group holds 9 indoor meetings on the second Wednesday of each month between September and May at the University of Sheffield - Hicks Building - from 7.15 pm. How many meetings have you attended in the last year? *
If you do not attend SBSG indoor meetings regularly, please can you provide the main reason why? *
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With the SBSG in a stable financial position, would you be more likely to attend an indoor meeting if the Group increased its budget for the main speaker? *
If the SBSG was able to invite a well-known speaker to headline a special event each year, would you be prepared to pay a small fee of up to £3 towards the costs involved? *
As a Group, we aim to provide a balanced programme of talks during the year. However, which of the following ornithological subjects would you like to see more, less or about the same of ? *
Too much
Too little
About right
Single species or families
Bird science/specific studies
Travel logs
Bird conservation/species protection
Bird behaviour
Bird identification
Bird photography
Bird art/illustration
Film/documentary
If you were unable to attend a meeting in the future, would you be interested in receiving the content by another means? *
The Group publishes an annual report of the species recorded in the SBSG area during each calendar year. Is the SBSG annual report still of value to you as a member? *
Given an electronic copy is provided to U25 members and is available in the Members' Area on the SBSG website, do you still prefer to receive a printed copy of the annual report? *
We aim to provide an annual report which is of interest to the whole membership. Are you satisfied with the format and do you have any further suggestions? Please comment here:
Your answer
The SBSG produces an e-newsletter, which contains the latest news, forthcoming events, articles, features and the most recent sightings. Is the SBSG e-newsletter of value to you as a member? *
We aim to provide an e-newsletter which is of interest to the whole membership. Are you satisfied with the result and do you have any further suggestions? Please comment here:
Your answer
The SBSG maintains a website, which contains the latest news, forthcoming events and an opportunity to view and submit your latest sightings. How often do you view the SBSG website? *
If you do not use the SBSG website or only use it occasionally, please can you provide the main reason why?
Your answer
Have you ever accessed the Members' Area of the SBSG website? *
If you haven't regularly accessed the Members' Area on the SBSG website, please can you state why?
Your answer
The SBSG run a series of local field meetings during the year, which are free to members. How often do you attend SBSG local field meetings? *
If you do not attend field meetings regularly, please can you provide the main reason why?
Your answer
Would you be interested in field meetings at sites outside the SBSG area e.g. the East Coast - visited either by car / mini bus? *
The SBSG undertakes surveys and has a database of records which are used for both producing the annual report and data requests for conservation e.g. planning applications. How often do you submit records to the SBSG website? *
If you do not submit bird records to the Group via the website, please can you provide the main reasons why?
Your answer
Have you ever taken part in an SBSG organised bird survey? *
Would any of the following make you more likely to take part in SBSG surveys? *
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The committee consists of three Officers (Chair, Secretary & Treasurer) and six General Members who meet on 9 occasions during the year. Generally, do you think the Committee is doing a satisfactory job? *
Would you be interested in becoming involved in helping with the SBSG's activities and / or running of the Group? *
Are there any other ways that the Committee could improve your experience as a member?
Your answer
In which of the following areas would you like to see the Group develop further in the future? - please state how important these are to you personally. *
Very important
Less important
Not important
Promote birds & birding with the Sheffield public
Encourage recording & conduct surveys
Conservation
Species protection
Use of technology e.g. webcams / SBSG app
Involvement in research - including donations / sponsorship
Encourage more young people into birding
Considering its charitable status, should the SBSG become more vocal and actively involved in species protection / conservation? *
Would you like to see the SBSG form closer links with more regional and national organisations? e.g. BTO / RSPB / Bird Observatories Council / Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. *
Given the financial stability of the SBSG, have you any ideas in which the Group could utilise its surplus of funds? Please comment here:
Your answer
In terms of the future direction of the SBSG, do you have any other further suggestions, ideas or constructive comments, which haven't been covered by the questions in this survey? Please feel free to comment here:
Your answer
Finally, if you wish to be entered for the £25 cash prize draw, please can you re-confirm your email address below (this will not be shared with any third parties & will only be used for drawing the winning survey response after reference to the Group's membership listing). If you are part of a joint or family membership, please re-use the principal email address and simply add an X (or XX, XXX etc) after the last character to signify a completed survey by a partner or family member. Many thanks for taking part, your opinions are really valuable to us.
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