Nest Monitor Volunteer Materials
The Regional Observation Periods for 2023
March 3–5 (Friday–Sunday)
March 18–20 (Saturday–Monday)
Mar 31–Apr 2 (Friday–Sunday)
May 6–May 8 (Saturday–Monday)
June 2–4 (Friday–Sunday)
June 17–19 (Saturday–Monday)
Download copies of Heron and Egret Project training materials and data forms.
HEP Packet, Complete
|2023 Complete Packet||All the HEP Packet files listed below, combined into a single PDF for easy download. *Updated with corrected Survey123 QR code.||Feb 8, 2023|
HEP Packet, Individual Files
|2023 Field Form||Please use this new form for 2023 monitoring.||Feb 7, 2023|
|2023 HEP Handbook||Monitoring instructions, species accounts, courtship behaviors, and more.
*Updated with corrected Survey123 QR code.
|Feb 8, 2023|
|Active Nests Field Card||A “cheat sheet” defining the term active nest.||Feb 15, 2022|
|Nesting Stages Field Card||A “cheat sheet” defining nest stages.||Feb 15, 2022|
|Volunteer Parking Placard||An ACR parking placard, for heronries where landowners which to know who is parked on their property.||Feb 7, 2023|
|2023 Cover Letter||A welcome letter with some guidance for getting started.||Feb 7, 2023|
|MBTA Advisory||Migratory Bird Treaty Act advisory from CDFW||Feb 21, 2020|
|2023 Volunteer Training
||A recording of the training presentation given on Feb. 8, 2023.||Feb 16, 2023|
||Great Blue Heron chick development through the stages by Bob Dyer and Len Nelson||Feb 25, 2015|