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Winter Raptor Survey Project Power Point Presentation


Jeff Fleischer
 

HI Everybody,

With the increase in raptor sightings being made in the last couple of weeks, I thought I would provide you with an opportunity to learn about the East Cascades Audubon Society’s Winter Raptor Survey Project which got underway on November 1 and will go through March 31, 2021. This is our 17th season surveying raptors. We started with 79 routes throughout Oregon back in the winter of 2004-05 and we ended last winters survey effort with 392 routes spread out throughout OR, ID, WA, and a small slice of northern CA in the Klamath Basin. I have added 47 new routes, mostly in WA, to the project for this winter bringing our total to 437 routes covering more than 26,000 miles of transects each month. This has grown into a large citizen science project ! :). We are happy to provide The Peregrine Fund with all our data each winter to help them build their huge data base for all raptors of the world :)

The opportunity that I alluded to is a power point presentation about the project that I put together this past summer. There are 227 slides with hundreds of incredible photos provided by nearly 60 raptor project participants. All 31 species that we have observed on our surveys over the years are represented in the presentation. Most of the slides have audio tracks that impart lots of information about the project and the birds we find. If you were to view it all at one time and listen to the audio, it will take about 2 hours 45 minutes, the length of a good movie :). You can jump in and out easy enough if you want to bust up your viewing into multiple sittings. If you want to learn more about this great family of birds, about the project, and maybe brush up on your ID skills, this presentation will help :). Here is the link to use to get to the program: ecaudubon.org This will take you to the ECAS website homepage. When there, look for the picture of the flying Bald Eagle and follow the instructions that you find to get to the start of the program. I hope that you will take a peek, pretty sure you will enjoy what you see :). Thank you,

Jeff Fleischer
Project Coordinator
Winter Raptor Survey Project
East Cascades Audubon Society - Bend, OR


steve Dougill <birdidiot@...>
 

Jeff.  This is one of the best citizen science projects I know of in the NW and such a fun one to be involved with during the doldrums of winter.  You are also one of the best project leaders / minder / coordinator / wizard who checks in with all participants and makes the community feel so involved.  Thank you, and the support from ECAS,
Steve Dougill
Boise, ID ... now on the Farallon islands where there are only Peregrines.