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Occurrence
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Description

About this project Monitoring Eastern Bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds at the nest boxes around Winnebago County Forest Preserves. Project goal To track which habitats which species prefer and how populations and habits change over time. What participants do Monitoring nest boxes weekly and recording information about what is inside. Monitors are trained in what to look for in the nest boxes placed in around 20 different forest preserves in Winnebago County. We record data on date, temperature, the type of box, what habitat it is in, what species is nesting, how many eggs, how many young, if adults are seen or heard, mortalities, and how many birds fledge. We also are vigilant about removing the nests, eggs, and young of any invasive species, mainly House Sparrows.

Data Records

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 05d01300-382d-4a43-9102-b2835148bc39.  The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Ashlyn Rogers
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Project Administrator
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Data Contributors
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Jane Disney
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Associate Professor of Environmental Health
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Cait Bailey
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Systems Developer
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Ashley Taylor
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Community Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Alexis Garretson
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Community Environmental Health Laboratory Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
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04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
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Community Environmental Health Laboratory
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Community Environmental Health Laboratory
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US

Geographic Coverage

Rockford, Illinois, United States

Bounding Coordinates South West [42.167, -89.379], North East [42.469, -88.947]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species Tachycineta bicolor

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1970-01-01 / 2021-09-21

Project Data

Anecdata is a free online citizen science platform developed by the Community Lab at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Anecdata is used by hundreds of individuals and organizations to gather and access citizen science observations and provides a platform to easily collect, manage, and share their citizen science data. How Anecdata works: Project managers create projects, creating datasheets that participants fill out to share their observations. Participants join projects and use the Anecdata website or mobile app to share their observations with the project. Project data is now available for anyone to view and download!

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The personnel involved in the project:

Cait Bailey
  • Principal Investigator
Ashley Taylor
  • Curator

Sampling Methods

What participants do Monitoring nest boxes weekly and recording information about what is inside.

Study Extent About this project Monitoring Eastern Bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds at the nest boxes around Winnebago County Forest Preserves. Project goal To track which habitats which species prefer and how populations and habits change over time.

Method step description:

  1. Monitors are trained in what to look for in the nest boxes placed in around 20 different forest preserves in Winnebago County. We record data on date, temperature, the type of box, what habitat it is in, what species is nesting, how many eggs, how many young, if adults are seen or heard, mortalities, and how many birds fledge. We also are vigilant about removing the nests, eggs, and young of any invasive species, mainly House Sparrows.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.gbif.us/resource?r=bluebird