eBird Canada: Northwest Territories and Nunavut checklist

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eBird is an on-line, real time data collection program for birds seen anywhere in the world. The NWT/NU Bird Checklist Survey Program has now been completely integrated into the eBird sys tem, and all current and future data will be stored there.

This is a paper form for keeping track of your northern field observations prior to submitting them to eBird. Please ensure you fill in all information on this form. It has all fields that are required to make a checklist entry on eBird.ca. eBird has many amazing features to organize and track all of your personal bird records! The data stored in eBird are accessible to everyone and you can download complete datasets from any region of interest.

The Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada is continuing to promote the collection of checklist data for birds in the north. Your data are important and may be used for conservation decisions and planning in the north.

If you are unable to enter your observations electronically on eBird.ca, please send the form to the address below and we will ensure your valuable data are entered and preserved.

Thank you for Participating!

Please note that all bird data submitted to this program is in the public domain. No personal data is released.

Log on to eBird.ca and enter your own data or return your completed form(s) to:

eBird Canada, NWT and Nunavut
Canadian Wildlife Service
Box 2310, 5019-52 nd Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P7 Canada
Fax: +867-873-8185
email: NWTChecklist@ec.gc.ca

Revised March 2014

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Primary Observer Information

Name:

Address:

Phone No:

email:

Where did you bird?

Name of area, feature, or location:

Territory:

Coordinates (Lat/Long or UTMs)

Latitude:

Longitude:

or

Zone:

UTM

Easting

Northing

When did you bird?

Please only submit data for a 24 hour period or less

Date: (month/day/year)

Start time: (hour/minute)

a.m./p.m. (circle one)

Duration:

hrs.

min.

Number of people in your birding party:

What kind of birding did you do? (check one)

[ ] Traveling count

km

Observations made while birding over a specified distance (preferably <8km) and duration. Examples include most general field birding, walking a trail, or driving a scenic loop. *Distance is mandatory for this count.

[ ] Stationary count

Observations made from a specific location (moving <30m) and duration. Examples include hawk-watching, seawatching, or watching birds from your yard or local park. *Duration is mandatory for this count.

[ ] Incidental observation

Incidental observations made when birding was not your primary purpose. Examples include a fly-over, Osprey seen while driving to work or noting a few birds while gardening.

[ ] Area count

ha

Observations made from a specified area and duration, often when covering the same ground repeatedly. Examples include a thorough survey of your yard or a local park. (1 ha = 100m x 100m).

Note: Area covered (ha) is mandatory for this count.

Please note

eBird will not accept observations from a traveling count without a distance estimate, a stationary count without a duration value, or an area count without an area estimate. If this information is not provided, the observation(s) can only be submitted as an incidental observation.

eBird can only accept observations from a single day. Two-day or week long counts cannot be considered, so please break out your birding into day long events (the smaller the better). You can change the date as far back as 1800 for year, if you are entering historic data or past field notes.

Comments

Provide notes on unusual observations such as rarities, extralimital sightings, odd behaviour, odd habitat associations. For rare or unusual birds, include photographs for verification. Give a detailed description of identifying features and behaviour.

5 Ways to make your checklist more valuable

  1. Give as much detail (i.e. where and when) as possible. Start time, duration, coordinates, distance, etc. are very valuable for analyses.
  2. Be sure to record all the species you detect on your outing and indicate that you are submitting a complete checklist.
  3. Try to plot your location in the center point of your traveling count.
  4. A checklist documenting a traveling, stationary or an area count is more valuable in data analysis than a checklist with an incidental observation.
  5. If you cannot count the exact number of birds, estimate the number of individuals rather than using 'X'. On eBird, 'X' can signify anywhere from 1 to 1,000,000 or more!

Record the # of males and females or if sex is unknown, simply record the total. Report sightings of juveniles or nests in the comments section.

Checklist table
Species Total #B #@ BC
Greater White-fronted Goose blank  blank  blank  blank 
Snow Goose blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ross's Goose blank  blank  blank  blank 
Brant blank  blank  blank  blank 
Cackling Goose blank  blank  blank  blank 
Canada Goose blank  blank  blank  blank 
Trumpeter Swan blank  blank  blank  blank 
Tundra Swan blank  blank  blank  blank 
Gadwall blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Wigeon blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Black Duck blank  blank  blank  blank 
Mallard blank  blank  blank  blank 
Blue-winged Teal blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Shoveler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Pintail blank  blank  blank  blank 
Green-winged Teal blank  blank  blank  blank 
Canvasback blank  blank  blank  blank 
Redhead blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ring-necked Duck blank  blank  blank  blank 
Greater Scaup blank  blank  blank  blank 
Lesser Scaup blank  blank  blank  blank 
King Eider blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Eider blank  blank  blank  blank 
Harlequin Duck blank  blank  blank  blank 
Surf Scoter blank  blank  blank  blank 
White-winged Scoter blank  blank  blank  blank 
Black Scoter blank  blank  blank  blank 
Long-tailed Duck blank  blank  blank  blank 
Bufflehead blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Goldeneye blank  blank  blank  blank 
Barrow's Goldeneye blank  blank  blank  blank 
Hooded Merganser blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Merganser blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red-breasted Merganser blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ruddy Duck blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ruffed Grouse blank  blank  blank  blank 
Spruce Grouse blank  blank  blank  blank 
Willow Ptarmigan blank  blank  blank  blank 
Rock Ptarmigan blank  blank  blank  blank 
White-tailed Ptarmigan blank  blank  blank  blank 
Dusky (Blue) Grouse blank  blank  blank  blank 
Sharp-tailed Grouse blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red-throated Loon blank  blank  blank  blank 
Pacific Loon blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Loon blank  blank  blank  blank 
Yellow-billed Loon blank  blank  blank  blank 
Pied-billed Grebe blank  blank  blank  blank 
Horned Grebe blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red-necked Grebe blank  blank  blank  blank 
Eared Grebe blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Fulmar blank  blank  blank  blank 
Greater Shearwater blank  blank  blank  blank 
Double-crested Cormorant blank  blank  blank  blank 
American White Pelican blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Bittern blank  blank  blank  blank 
Osprey blank  blank  blank  blank 
Golden Eagle blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Harrier blank  blank  blank  blank 
Sharp-shinned Hawk blank  blank  blank  blank 
Cooper's Hawk blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Goshawk blank  blank  blank  blank 
Bald Eagle blank  blank  blank  blank 
Broad-winged Hawk blank  blank  blank  blank 
Swainson's Hawk blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red-tailed Hawk blank  blank  blank  blank 
Rough-legged Hawk blank  blank  blank  blank 
Yellow Rail blank  blank  blank  blank 
Sora blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Coot blank  blank  blank  blank 
Sandhill Crane blank  blank  blank  blank 
Whooping Crane blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Avocet blank  blank  blank  blank 
Black-bellied Plover blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Golden Plover blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Ringed Plover blank  blank  blank  blank 
Semipalmated Plover blank  blank  blank  blank 
Killdeer blank  blank  blank  blank 
Spotted Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Solitary Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Wandering Tattler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Greater Yellowlegs blank  blank  blank  blank 
Lesser Yellowlegs blank  blank  blank  blank 
Upland Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Eskimo Curlew blank  blank  blank  blank 
Whimbrel blank  blank  blank  blank 
Hudsonian Godwit blank  blank  blank  blank 
Marbled Godwit blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ruddy Turnstone blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red Knot blank  blank  blank  blank 
Stilt Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Sanderling blank  blank  blank  blank 
Dunlin blank  blank  blank  blank 
Purple Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Baird's Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Least Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
White-rumped Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Pectoral Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Semipalmated Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Western Sandpiper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Short-billed Dowitcher blank  blank  blank  blank 
Long-billed Dowitcher blank  blank  blank  blank 
Wilson's Snipe blank  blank  blank  blank 
Wilson's Phalarope blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red-necked Phalarope blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red Phalarope blank  blank  blank  blank 
Pomarine Jaeger blank  blank  blank  blank 
Parasitic Jaeger blank  blank  blank  blank 
Long-tailed Jaeger blank  blank  blank  blank 
Dovekie blank  blank  blank  blank 
Thick-billed Murre blank  blank  blank  blank 
Razorbill blank  blank  blank  blank 
Black Guillemot blank  blank  blank  blank 
Atlantic Puffin blank  blank  blank  blank 
Black-legged Kittiwake blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ivory Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Sabine's Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Bonaparte's Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Little Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ross's Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Franklin's Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Mew Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ring-billed Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
California Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Herring Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Thayer's Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Iceland Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Glaucous Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Great Black-backed Gull blank  blank  blank  blank 
Caspian Tern blank  blank  blank  blank 
Black Tern blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Tern blank  blank  blank  blank 
Arctic Tern blank  blank  blank  blank 
Mourning Dove blank  blank  blank  blank 
Great Horned Owl blank  blank  blank  blank 
Snowy Owl blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Hawk Owl blank  blank  blank  blank 
Barred Owl blank  blank  blank  blank 
Great Gray Owl blank  blank  blank  blank 
Long-eared Owl blank  blank  blank  blank 
Short-eared Owl blank  blank  blank  blank 
Boreal Owl blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Nighthawk blank  blank  blank  blank 
Belted Kingfisher blank  blank  blank  blank 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker blank  blank  blank  blank 
Downy Woodpecker blank  blank  blank  blank 
Hairy Woodpecker blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Three-toed Woodpecker blank  blank  blank  blank 
Black-backed Woodpecker blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Flicker blank  blank  blank  blank 
Pileated Woodpecker blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Kestrel blank  blank  blank  blank 
Merlin blank  blank  blank  blank 
Gyrfalcon blank  blank  blank  blank 
Peregrine Falcon blank  blank  blank  blank 
Olive-sided Flycatcher blank  blank  blank  blank 
Western Wood-pewee blank  blank  blank  blank 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher blank  blank  blank  blank 
Alder Flycatcher blank  blank  blank  blank 
Least Flycatcher blank  blank  blank  blank 
Hammond's Flycatcher blank  blank  blank  blank 
Eastern Phoebe blank  blank  blank  blank 
Say's Phoebe blank  blank  blank  blank 
Eastern Kingbird blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Shrike blank  blank  blank  blank 
Blue-headed Vireo blank  blank  blank  blank 
Warbling Vireo blank  blank  blank  blank 
Philadelphia Vireo blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red-eyed Vireo blank  blank  blank  blank 
Gray Jay blank  blank  blank  blank 
Black-billed Magpie blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Crow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Raven blank  blank  blank  blank 
Horned Lark blank  blank  blank  blank 
Tree Swallow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Violet-green Swallow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Bank Swallow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Barn Swallow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Cliff Swallow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Black-capped Chickadee blank  blank  blank  blank 
Boreal Chickadee blank  blank  blank  blank 
Gray-headed Chickadee blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red-breasted Nuthatch blank  blank  blank  blank 
Winter Wren blank  blank  blank  blank 
Marsh Wren blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Dipper blank  blank  blank  blank 
Golden-crowned Kinglet blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Wheatear blank  blank  blank  blank 
Mountain Bluebird blank  blank  blank  blank 
Townsend's Solitare blank  blank  blank  blank 
Gray-cheeked Thrush blank  blank  blank  blank 
Swainson's Thrush blank  blank  blank  blank 
Hermit Thrush blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Robin blank  blank  blank  blank 
Varied Thrush blank  blank  blank  blank 
European Starling blank  blank  blank  blank 
Yellow Wagtail blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Pipit blank  blank  blank  blank 
Bohemian Waxwing blank  blank  blank  blank 
Cedar Waxwing blank  blank  blank  blank 
Lapland Longspur blank  blank  blank  blank 
Smith's Longspur blank  blank  blank  blank 
Snow Bunting blank  blank  blank  blank 
Ovenbird blank  blank  blank  blank 
Northern Waterthrush blank  blank  blank  blank 
Black-and-White Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Tennessee Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Orange-crowned Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Connecticut Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
MacGillivray's Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Mourning Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Yellowthroat blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Redstart blank  blank  blank  blank 
Cape May Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Magnolia Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Bay-breasted Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Yellow Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Blackpoll Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Palm Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Yellow-rumped Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Canada Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
Wilson's Warbler blank  blank  blank  blank 
American Tree Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Chipping Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Clay-colored Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Vesper Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Savannah Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Le Conte's Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Nelson's Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Fox Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Song Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Lincoln's Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Swamp Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
White-throated Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Harris's Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
White-crowned Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Golden-crowned Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Dark-eyed Junco blank  blank  blank  blank 
Western Tanager blank  blank  blank  blank 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red-winged Blackbird blank  blank  blank  blank 
Yellow-headed Blackbird blank  blank  blank  blank 
Rusty Blackbird blank  blank  blank  blank 
Brewer's Blackbird blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Grackle blank  blank  blank  blank 
Brown-headed Cowbird blank  blank  blank  blank 
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch blank  blank  blank  blank 
Pine Grosbeak blank  blank  blank  blank 
Purple Finch blank  blank  blank  blank 
Red Crossbill blank  blank  blank  blank 
White-winged Crossbill blank  blank  blank  blank 
Common Redpoll blank  blank  blank  blank 
Hoary Redpoll blank  blank  blank  blank 
Pine Siskin blank  blank  blank  blank 
Evening Grosbeak blank  blank  blank  blank 
House Sparrow blank  blank  blank  blank 
Checklist Table: For species Not On List
Species Not On List Total #B #@ BC
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Breeding code table
Code BC Breeding code description
No code Bird identified, but no indication of breeding or outside of breeding season.
F Flyover. Bird seen flying over only, similar to putting no code
H Bird seen in suitable Habitat during breeding season
S Singing male in suitable habitat
P Pair seen in suitable habitat within breeding season
PE Physiological Evidence of nesting, usually a brood patch. This will be used very rarely.
A Agitated behaviour or anxiety calls from an adult
T Territory presumed through territorial singing or nesting behaviour at same location on at least two occasions 7+ days apart
C Courtship behaviour, displays, or copulation observed
N Visiting probable Nest site
CN Adult Carrying Nesting Material; do not use for wrens or woodpeckers
NB Nest Building (do not use for species that build dummy nests, like certain wrens)
DD Distraction Display or injury feigning
CF Carrying Food (not for birds that carry food for display/courtship
CS Adult Carrying feacal Sacs
FY Feeding Young out of nest but that are not yet independent
FL Recently Fledged young that are still dependent on adults
ON Occupied Nest - adult entering or leaving nest site or incubating
NE Nest with Eggs
NY Nest with Young

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