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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Identifying flushed grassland birds in Texas

Back in the early 2000s, Project Prairie Bird was a citizen-science program to monitor wintering sparrows and other grassland birds in Texas. Participants had to learn to identify the little brown birds on the fly as they popped up out of the grass--no easy feat! But not impossible either. If you want to get a handle on how to identify these little birds, take a look at this chart, still available to all thanks to the WayBackMachine Internet Archive!

1 comment:

Rick said...

Neat. Many, many years ago there was a George Plimpton article in Audubon about the Freeport Christmas Count and distinguishing the pipits in flight--always stuck with me.
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