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Winter bird survey this weekend

by Ed Godfrey Published: January 9, 2014
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The northern Cardinal is commonly seen during Christmas Bird Counts. Photo by Amber Zimmerman of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge
The northern Cardinal is commonly seen during Christmas Bird Counts. Photo by Amber Zimmerman of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s 2014 Winter Bird Feeder Survey is set for Thursday through Sunday (Jan. 9-12).
The agency encourages people to provide food such as black oil sunflower seeds, water and shelter for birds wintering in Oklahoma.
Survey participants choose two consecutive days between Jan. 9-12 to watch their feeders and record bird activity twice daily on a form provided by the Wildlife Department.
“The Winter Bird Feeder Survey helps biologists monitor a greater portion of the state then they can on their own,” said Melynda Hickman, wildlife diversity biologist for the Department.
To download a survey form and participate in the 2014 Winter Bird Feeder Survey or to simply learn more about winter birds in Oklahoma, visit okwinterbirds.com.
The website also provides an aid to help in identifying birds visiting feeders.
For more information contact Hickman at mhickman@zoo.odwc.state.ok.us or (405) 990-4977.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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