Thursday, January 30, 2014

Rusty Blackbird Blitz

Hi green birders,

I'm coordinating the Rusty Blackbird Blitz for Wisconsin this year, and the good news is, this can overlap with your BIGBY! Between mid-March through April, keep your eyes out for rusty blackbirds (RUBL) and report them via eBird. Actually, if you're not already doing so, report all of your birding efforts through eBird! The more complete the list, the better, and 0s can be as important as finds. Thanks for your help in pinpointing migration stopovers and numbers for this species. If you need any more motivation than helping in a conservation effort, BIGBY, patch list, and/or any type of list, we will also be competing with Minnesota for highest overall RUBL tally, biggest hotspot discovered, and potentially other categories (suggest in the comments!). So, take your Wisconsin pride, and your eco-ethic, with you in your search for rusty blackbirds this spring.

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