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The American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey (Ontario)

The American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey (AWSGS) monitors the breeding populations of this species in North America. The results guide American Woodcock management programs.

Dedicated volunteers ("runners") spend one spring evening (April 10 ? May 20) surveying a roadside route. During these straightforward surveys, runners stop at pre-assigned points and count all American Woodcocks they hear.

Reports are submitted immediately through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data entry website. The results are published at the USFWS Annual Report website and through the Migratory Bird Data Center website.

The AWSGS is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program, delivered in Ontario by the partners Bird Studies Canada, Environment Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

If you are interested in participating in this project, review the Ontario Routes for the AWSGS and contact Kathy Jones, Ontario Volunteer Coordinator, at 1-888-448-2473 ext. 124 or volunteer@birdscanada.org.

 

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