February 11, 2021

Help testing a demo project

Hi folks,
Reaching out to you for a little short-notice help… I’ve been working with a group of partners who will be implementing a Lights Out Texas campaign across Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio this spring, and one of the planned activities is bird-building collision monitoring. The group has decided to use iNaturalist for a portion of the data collection, aiming for some specific information beyond the iNat basics that can be used for some more targeted analyses. We’ve got a “sandbox” traditional project to test out some of the custom fields before setting up the actual live project.

The ask: would you be willing to join the project and share 1-3 bird observations (they DO NOT have to be collisions/dead, just birds) and fill out the project fields so we can get a sample dataset and make sure this is all working properly?
BirdCast Monitoring TEST: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birdcast-monitoring-test

Don't worry about being exact about what goes into the fields (routes, addresses, and corresponding eBird list); this will all be explained to participants in the project protocol (in development), so right now anything will be fine.
Hope everyone is staying safe and warm(ish). Thanks for your help!
Tania Homayoun
Texas Nature Trackers, TPWD

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Posted on February 11, 2021 09:41 PM by taniahomayoun taniahomayoun | 15 comments | Leave a comment

October 08, 2020

CNC 2018 Birds (Trip)

Testing out how this works with some old City Nature Challenge data recorded in the Balcones Canyonlands NWR

Posted on October 08, 2020 12:52 AM by taniahomayoun taniahomayoun | 171 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 05, 2018

Loggerhead Shrikes

I've been watching for Loggerhead Shrikes at the entrance to TPWD headquarters, and started seeing them in early winter.

Now for the more interesting question: is this bird here for the winter or will it stick around into the spring and summer?

Posted on March 05, 2018 10:46 PM by taniahomayoun taniahomayoun | 2 observations | 1 comment | Leave a comment