- Beginning date of program is September 25, 2003
- A certificate of recognition will be awarded for the four skill
levels of birding listed below.
- Each level is reached with an additional list of 50 "new" birds.
- Bird lists of previous certification level(s) count towards the
example: If you receive a certificate for the "Novice" level, you only need
to submit an additional
list of 50 "new" birds for the "Accomplished"
level, and an additional list of 50 "new" birds will certify
you for "Master" level, etc.)
- You can elect to submit a list of 50, 100, 150 or 200 "new" birds
at one time, for the level desired.
- Please indicate level for your submission and previously
certified lower level, if any.
- There is no time limit on submissions - move at your own pace.
- Only free roaming wild species of birds are countable.
- Sperry-Galligar Audubon
membership not required for participation.
Program Certification Levels:
- - - - - - Identify and catalog fifty (50) species of
"Accomplished" - Identify and
catalog one hundred (100) species of birds.
"Master" - - - - - - Identify
and catalog one hundred fifty (150) species of birds.
"Expert" - - - - - - Identify
and catalog two hundred (200) species of birds.
- Participants are expected to observe and/or identify every
- Observations with groups or on field trips are acceptable - if
you observe the bird.
- All species are to be cataloged and must include the
following: (Example below.)
- Date of sighting. (Cannot be prior to the creation of this
- Common Name of bird species. (Example: American Robin)
- Scientific Name of bird species. (Example: Turdus migratorius)
- Approximate location where bird was observed.
Note: Many bird species are
known by more than one Common Name. For example: A
grebe is sometimes called a helldiver
and a yellow-shafted flicker is sometimes called a
yellow-hammer. It is
important that the scientific names be included on your list to remove
as to which bird species is being referenced. Most credible bird
field guides include scientific names.
- A copy of the cataloged list must be submitted for SGAS records.
- Your submission is subject to review.
- There is no time limit or deadline for your submission.
- Send submissions to Sperry-Galligar Audubon, 816 E. Atkinson
Pittsburg, KS 66767, or give them to someone at meetings.
- Use multiple sheets with the following information on each sheet.
Please don't write on back.
- Name and Address:
- Telephone Number:
- E-mail address:
- Level of certification being sought:
- Previous level of certification:
Example of a listing for submission.
Jane Doe, 77 Wistel Vista, Litchfield,
KS 66762 -- Tel: 555-555-5555 -- E-mail: None
Level being sought "Accomplished" - - -
Previous level of certification "Novice"
1. March 22, 2004 American Robin
Lakeside Park in Pittsburg
2. March 24, 2004 Yellow-shafted flicker
My back yard on a tree
3. April 4, 2004
Blue-winged teal Anas discors
Field trip to Neosho WA
To download and print a one-page Word file
<BirderCertification.doc> with the above
information click here.