January Wrack Line Newsletter

January 2022 Cover Photo by Britt Brown


Now - January 5: Audubon's 122nd Christmas Bird Count

Now - January 15: Registration for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival

January 1 - January 31: Rookery Bay Festival of Birds

January 13 - 17: Everglades Birding Festival

FSA News

2022 Winter Shorebird Survey

Save-the-Date: Florida Winter Shorebird Survey 

February 4-10, 2022

Florida’s Annual Winter Shorebird Survey starts on Friday, February 4th and continues through Thursday, February 10th. This week-long survey serves as the official statewide snapshot of coastal wintering shorebirds and seabirds in Florida.  Please check the FSA website and Facebook group on January 21st for more details and to participate. We hope you enjoy this fun and challenging winter survey. Thank you for continuing to participate!

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Audubon Christmas Bird Count Ends January 5th

As a reminder, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count is going on until January 5th. This count is one of the longest-running wildlife surveys, conducted for over 100 years. 

Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this count to assess the health of bird populations and help guide conservation actions. If you haven't yet, please join the tens of thousands of volunteers nationwide making a difference for science and bird conservation.

To participate, contact your local compiler to join or conduct a count. You can find the contact information for your local compiler here.

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FSD Updates

Photo by Maxis Gamez

The FSD Team

It may not be breeding season, but the FSD team is busy! The non-breeding season gives our team the opportunity to archive the 2021 data and get ready for the season ahead. We are wrapping up quality control, making improvements to the FSD website, and sprucing up the annual training materials.

Based on partners’ experiences and feedback, we have made a few changes to the Breeding Bird Protocol and FSD website that make it easier to collect and enter data. Stay tuned to the Wrack Line for details coming this spring!

As always, if you have data requests, suggestions for improvement, or general inquiries email us at FLShorebirdDatabase@myFWC.com.

Photo: Maxis Gamez

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