Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Please include as many of the following details as possible and return this form and other documentation to the address listed on the checklist. This form is intended to be used only as a guide; some observations may require more details than others.
Species:______________________ Name of observer:________________________________________________ Observer's address:______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Phone number: Day___________________ Evening_____________________ Date (m/d/y):_______________ Time:____________to_____________ Duration of observation:_________________________________________ Distance to bird (minimum):______________________________________ Light conditions:________________________________________________ Weather conditions:______________________________________________ Optical equipment:_______________________________________________ Other observers:_________________________________________________ Location of observation (be specific, include county, distance to nearest town, road, etc.): Initial impressions and circumstances: Thorough description (please describe only what was actually seen, not what should have been seen.): Plumage patterns and colors: Sex and age of bird: Size and shape of bird: Bill shape, length, color: Voice (song and/or calls): Behavior: Association with other species: Other characters (eye color, length and color of legs, etc.): Similar species (How were similar species eliminated?): Previous experience with this and similar species: Description of habitat (be specific): References and sources consulted in identification (at the time of and after the observation): Date and time of writing this account:________________________ Signature:_____________________________ Please attach any photographs, as well as a copy of sketches and notes taken at the time of the observation.