Calling All Birders!
The Spring Migration Blitz challenges birders to seek and record Rusty Blackbirds during their spring migration northward. How can you help? It’s easy! Search for this elusive species anywhere you want during your state, province or territory’s suggested time frame, and report your sightings as a Rusty Blackbird Blitz survey on eBird. Take photos, capture videos, and record vocalizations if you’d like. Also, check out our Rusty Blackbird Blitz 2014 datasheet for additional information to collect while you’re out in the field, or use our Spring Migration Blitz Optional Protocol for step-by-step data collection and entry instructions. Since we’re just as interested in when and where you don’t find Rusties, don’t forget to report all of your birding effort, regardless of whether you detected the target species or not.
Want to learn more about the effort in your state or region? Have questions about where to look? Want to help publicize this event? We’re recruiting a coordinator for each participating U.S. state and Canadian province/territory to oversee local efforts. If you have questions, please contact your local coordinator or the overall Migration Blitz Coordinator, Judith Scarl.