Wild turkey hen with poults, from NYS DEC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has a great collection of wildlife observation citizen science programs available. Currently, they feature eight projects that request wildlife observations from birders, hikers, hunters… anyone enjoying the great outdoors [LEARN MORE].

Right now during the month of August, the DEC is looking for observations from across New York State to help them estimate the average number of wild turkey poults (the young from this year) per hen. If you live in the state, please consider partnering with this program this month, and you may learn more about it below and use the Sighting Survey form (linked below) to submit your observations.

“DEC Seeks Participants for Summer Turkey Survey” :: readMedia :: July 29, 2010 :: [ READ ]

“Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey” :: NYS DEC Website :: [ VISIT ]

Review detailed guidelines and start your observations today…
Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey form [ OPEN PDF ]

If you take part in this program during the month of August, please share with us here at Dynamic Patterns Research by commenting to on this article. We want to know about your experience!

2 Responses to Wild Turkey Survey in New York State

  1. We’ve watched a group of three hens with 5 young ones dwindle down to just 3 young ones currently -red fox has been seen frequently in the area also

  2. I suspect that the DEC would also be interested in the dynamics of the population levels to correlate with habitat factors (e.g., red fox dining plans). Kevin, let us know if you are planning to participate in the program this month, and if the DEC is able to track population changes, as well.

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Last updated July 16, 2018