St. Michael's Property - One Year Biosurvey Results
Hannah and I have completed a yearís biosurvey survey of St. Michaelís. We surveyed the property once a month with two extra surveys in June and November, the first to look at breeding birds in the old orchard and surrounding areas and the second to concentrate on peak sparrow migration. Attached are our report in two formats .doc and.docx. and eBird reports for St. Michaelís, (1) the farm fields, hedge rows, and woodlots between Princeton Avenue and Aunt Molly Road, and (2)the Oak-Hickory savannah and cedar woods across Aunt Molly Road. The later is a unique habitat which requires a separate management plan.
Since 2010 was an El Nino year, the bird list is affected by the severe mid-summer drought. Hannah and I would like to extend the survey to a second year to determine the effect of drought on the species composition and the number of birds using the property. Please let me know if you wish to be on the e-mail list for announcements about the St. Michaelís survey from February 2011 to January 2012.
Note that three lists were generated for the monthly surveys: the walk along the field edges to Aunt Molly Road; the Oak-Hickory savannah and adjacent cedar woods across Aunt Molly Road; and the walk back to Princeton Avenue. Two list were generated for the two extra walks: the old orchard and adjacent fields not normally covered and the walk to this area using our regular route. These lists were separated to keep routes walked consistent for eBird for the raw data which Cornell uses. In the yearly report, the data for all walks between Princeton Avenue and Aunt Molly Road were combined.
Report links: 1) St. Michael's Report
; 2) St. Michael's eBird Report
; 3) Aunt Molly's Wood eBird Report
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