Duck, Duck, Turkey
How many turkeys have you seen in your yard this year? Have you been driving and spotted turkeys on your travels? How much do you know about turkeys? Do you know if we have a healthy population of these birds in the Hudson Valley?
While you may say to yourself, how would you know how many turkeys are around and who really cares. The answer is the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cares and they need our help to count them.
The NYSDEC is looking for volunteers to participate in the Wild Turkey Survey which will help biologists throughout the state. It's easy to participate, all you have to do is write down every time you see a turkey, whether in your yard, the neighbor's or while driving throughout the Hudson Valley.
Simply download the survey, plus the instructions and the data sheet you'll use to record your turkey sightings. If you want, you can also record your sightings on-line. It's that simple.