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House Finch Disease Survey

Affiliation:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Contact Information:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-254-2469
housefinch@cornell.edu

Year Started:
1993


Specialty(ies):
House Finch & American Goldfinch health

Purpose:
The House Finch Disease Survey monitors the occurrence and spread of conjunctivitis in House Finches and other bird species. The disease first appeared in Winter 1993-94, when bird watchers in Virginia and Maryland reported House Finches with red, swollen, crusty eyes. Since that time, the disease has continued to spread.

Subject Area(s):
Birds

Data Type(s) Collected:
Population Status
Population Trends
Population Health
Distribution and Range
Habitat Requirements
Habitat Protection
GIS mapping/monitoring
Collectors and users


# of Volunteers:
1000's (includes all Cornell programs)

Volunteer Services:
Training sessions for new volunteers
Online training
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Research Kits
Group website
Data analysis and reporting
Email list or list-serve for volunteers
Staff consultation with individual monitors

Accepting New Volunteers?
Yes


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