Send in Your 2015 Data!
The New Way to report Seasonal Data to BRAW
The BRAW EZ Summary Form is what you need to fill out so we can include your results for this nesting season in our data report. It basically requests most of the same information as the old Form 21 did but there is no distinction made between nesting attempts or first and second broods. If you keep good records of your monitoring results throughout the season it should only take 5 minutes to fill out the form. Then you decide how you want to submit it. Mail it, or send the information to the email address at the bottom of the form. If you choose to email it you can use the Word EZ form. Copy and paste the text into your email and make sure you include all the information from the card.
Remember the MAIN REASON for reporting your data is to get information on how your Eastern Bluebirds did. Focus on that! All the rest should fall into place.
Your comments are important to us. Please add any thoughts you have concerning the nesting season. What went well? What problems came up? Do you need help or advice? Are there other changes you would like to see to the EZ Form? The comment lines are the place for that.
Some of you may be used to sending in your week to week data sheets but we really don't need that if you fill out the BRAW EZ form.
Cut it out or copy it, fill it out (one per county) and mail it to:
Data Summary Director
C/O Wild Birds Unl.
8402 Old Sauk Rd.
Madison, WI 53562
News re: Fall 2015 Annual Convention
Since BRAW had the Spring Thing in Horicon in April we are not planning to have the traditional annual meeting in September this year. Sometime in 2016 we will resume having the annual convention.
From the Spring Thing we learned likes and dislikes from our members. One thing they like is more social time and less presenters. The afternoon time was well received.
Stay tuned for more information in the Wisconsin Bluebird or on this web site.
BRAW Info Pack - Version 4
Attracting Eastern Bluebirds & Other Cavity Nesters
The Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin has come a long way since its inception in 1986 in its understanding about how to effectively manage Eastern Bluebirds. This booklet pulls together the collective experiences of people who work especially in the interest of bluebirds, particularly those persons who record and summarize their nest box data and whom we term monitors. Printable Info Pack (PDF)
BRAW is a NABS Affiliate Organization.