Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jay Watch Training

Audubon Florida is now enrolling volunteers for 2013 Jay Watch training sessions!

Jay Watch training sessions are FREE to participants.

All trainings will be held in the morning. Site specific time, location, and other information can be obtained by contacting the person listed for each training.

~An overview of Florida Scrub-jay behavior and review of the survey protocol will be followed by field practice with the Scrub-jays:

- Saturday, May 11—Duette Preserve, Manatee County

- Friday, May 17 — Cross Florida Greenway, Marion County
Contact: Jess Rodriguez-  Jess.Rodriguez (at)

- Saturday, May 18 — Lyonia Preserve, Volusia County

- Thursday, May 23 — Shamrock Park, Sarasota County

-  Saturday, June 1 — Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Martin County

- Saturday, June 1 — Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek State Park, Polk County

- Wednesday, June 5 — Lake Wales National Wildlife Refuge -Flamingo Villas tract, Highlands County

Contact Jacqui Sulek- jsulek (at) for all training days except May 17

Participants will learn :

- About Florida Scrub-jay cooperative breeding behavior
- Population trends and factors affecting population stability
- Standardized Jay Watch survey methods employed statewide June 15 —July 15

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