BIRD DOCUMENTATION FORM - NEW BRUNSWICK
(for use with rarities, birds very much out of season, and exceptional numbers; see guidelines)
[Version française;   PDF and Microsoft Word formats.]

Send to N.B. Bird Records Committee,
c/o David Christie, 435 Mary's Point Road, Harvey, Albert Co., N.B. E4H 2M9; MarysPt@nbnet.nb.ca

SPECIES:
Number: Plumage (if known):
Locality: County:
Observer(s):
Date(s) of your observations: Time: to
First and last dates, if known:
Who first found the bird? Who first identified it?
FIELD CONDITIONS
Was sun: overhead, behind you, to one side, in your eyes, behind clouds? (circle)
Was your vision obstructed? If yes, explain:
Duration of observation: Distance from bird(s):
Weather:
Behaviour: Was a song or call note heard?
Habitat:
AIDS. Optical equipment:
Did you make field notes or sketch(es)? When?
Was bird photographed, videotaped, audio recorded? (circle) By whom?
What notes, sketches, photos or tapes are being submitted with this form?

Books examined while bird was in view:
Books consulted later:
EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIES.
At the time were you aware that this was an unusual record for N.B.?
Have you previously seen this bird in N.B.? Elsewhere?
If yes, where?
How many of this species have you previously seen? On how many days?
Experience with similar species:
Do you consider yourself a beginning, intermediate, or experienced birdwatcher?
DATE FORM COMPLETED: NAME:
Address:
Telephone: E-mail:
The following description was written .... from notes made during observation; .... from notes made just after the observation; .... from memory. Attach copies of any field notes and sketches.

DETAILED ACCOUNT OF OBSERVATION (Describe characteristics of size, shape, coloration, markings, calls, songs, behaviour, etc. observed in the field. Continue on extra pages, if necessary)

















DIFFERENTIATION FROM SIMILAR SPECIES: (Continue on extra pages, if necessary)









BASIS FOR FINAL IDENTIFICATION: (Continue on extra pages, if necessary)