• ProjectsGrassland Bird Ecology and ConservationNew England Grassland AmbassadorsSurvey Materials

    Materials for Grassland Ambassadors Volunteers

    Whether you are a landowner looking to monitor grassland birds on your property or a citizen scientist working with a landowner to monitor grassland birds on theirs, the following materials will aid in your efforts to document grassland birds. The information provided covers field protocols as well as data entry. You'll also find here data sheets for your use during monitoring. If you have any questions, please contact us at .

    Male Bobolink flying over his territory. / @ C. Gangas


    Monitoring Grassland Birds (pdf, 17 MB) – Version 1
    Included are the count protocols and parameters (weather, time of day, etc.) for monitoring grassland birds.

    Bird Count Data Sheet (pdf, 668 KB) – Version 1
    Field data sheet to conduct area counts for grassland birds on your grassland property.

    Invasive Plant Monitoring Data Sheet (pdf, 660 KB) – Version 1
    While secondary to bird monitoring, monitoring invasive plants is a great way for landowners to stay on top of an invasive plant problem and to inform management on your grassland property.


    10 Easy Steps for Submitting Grassland Bird Observations to eBird (pdf, 0.85 MB) – Version 1
    Included are instructions for grassland bird survey data entry as well as a link to an instructional video.