San Antonio Audubon Society

Rare Bird Report Form

This form should be used to report observations of rare or unusual birds; those birds listed as Rare or Accidental in the "Birds of Bexar County" checklist. It can also be used to report a specific bird you may have questions about, or birds in unusual circumstances. The form may be used flexibly and need not be used at all except as a guideline. For a great article on how to report bird sightings, see this one by Greg Lasley and Donna Dittmann, called "How to Document Rare Birds."

Fill in as much as possible, and attach copies of original field notes, drawings, photos, etc. if possible. Download the printable version of this form in the Adobe Acrobat format for mailing.

You must hit the Submit button at the bottom of this page for the form to be sent.
 

If you aren't sure whether the bird is really rare for Texas, check the Texas Bird Records Committee's Texas State List for acceptable species and the Review List for rare, recognizable subspecies, and presumptive species.

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Common and scientific name:
Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 adults in breeding plumage):
Location (please include county)
Date and time observed:

AM PM

Reporting observer:
Address, phone and e-mail:
Other observers:
Light conditions:
Optical equipment (type, power, condition):
Distance to bird:
Duration of observation:
Habitat (please be specific):

Description:

Include only what was actually seen, not what "should" have been seen. Include, if possible, size and shape of the bird, the bill, the eye color, other characteristics. Include plumage patterns and colors. Try to also describe voice, behavior, or anything else that might help to confirm the identification.

How were similar species eliminated?
Do you have a photo, sketch, video or audio?
Previous experience with this and similar species:
List any books or references used in identification:
The above description was written from:

field notes

notes made later

memory

Are you positive of your identification?

Yes No. If not, please explain:

 


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