• A Survey of U.S. Birders

    23 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Comprehensive surveys of U.S. birders are rare, so the recent release of a “ National Survey of Birdwatchers: Nationwide and Flyway Comparisons ” is notable. Although the results are largely unsurprising, empirical confirmation of impressions or anecdotes is always useful. Some background and my subjective views of the highlights are below.
    The survey was commissioned by National Flyway Council , which implements the North American Waterfowl Management Plan , which, in turn, aims to maintain abundant waterfowl populations in North America.
    In 2012 , the NFC revised some of its goals and...
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