Breeding Bird Survey Training

Recording Now Available

The session and outing is for those planning to do their first BBS, those who might sign up next year after taking the training, those who already do BBS but are finding it a bit stressful and would like ideas on how to prepare, those who want to be or are an assistant.

The Training Presentation will also include a few safety tips.

The session will review and explain the Breeding Bird Survey instructions and why the guidelines are needed.  Tips for how to create or improve your route description.  Explanation of a step by step series of exercises to acquaint you with all aspects of data collection.  By honing each skill separately and then putting them together without time limit and then with time limit the actual survey will be much easier to do once the day comes.

Outing: Having attended the presentation we can practice each of the skills/ exercises together at a few locations near Edmonton.  You can sign up for presentation only if you wish.  Please don't sign up just for the outing as there is material in Training Presentation that will not be covered in the outing

Please register in advance (link above) for this meeting and also send Brenda Dale an email so she has your contact information:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

An optional field training session at a rural location will be provided on May 14th for only those who attend the info session.

The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is the primary source of long-term, large-scale population data for over 400 breeding bird species. Conducted since 1966, this standardized roadside survey relies on volunteer participation.


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