Winter turkeys

New Hampshire Winter Turkey Flock Survey

New Hampshire Fish and Game

  • January 1–March 31

This is an ongoing Citizen Science Experience. Contact the sponsoring organization to join in.

Family-Friendly

Yes

High Adventure

No

Setting

Outdoors

Description

Report sightings of turkey flocks in the winter months to assist in determining the effects of winter weather on turkeys. NH Fish and Game collects simple information about each flock sighting through an online survey from January 1 to March 31.

Training Required: None

During the winter, wild turkeys gather at backyard bird feeders and typically travel across the landscape in flocks. Volunteers are needed to keep their eyes out for turkeys and report their flock sightings online with the NH Fish and Game Department. The public-generated data fill gaps in Fish and Game’s existing flock data, adding to the Department’s understanding of the abundance and distribution of turkeys during New Hampshire’s challenging winter months.

Report your flock sightings

If you enjoy the winter flock survey, be sure to also report turkey sightings in summer with the  Turkey Summer Brood Survey.

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