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1997 BBS Participant Poll Results
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In November 1997, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent a questionnaire to 1850 U.S. BBS participants.  The purpose of the questionnaire was to document some basic information on the birding experiences of our cooperators.  A total of 1456 (78.7%) responses were received. Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer the survey questions and return the forms! Below are the results of the poll.

1. How many routes did you survey this year?

No. of Routes

Frequency

Percent

0

67

4.6

1

867

59.5

2

326

22.4

3

110

7.6

4

36

2.5

5

21

1.4

6

11

0.8

7

4

0.3

8

3

0.2

9

3

0.2

10

3

0.2

11

2

0.1

12

1

0.1

13

1

0.1

17

1

0.1

Total

1456

100.1*

*Not equal to 100 due to rounding error.

2. What other bird monitoring programs have you participated in (past or currently)?

Program

Freq.

Percent

Other point count surveys

770

13.6

Breeding Bird Census

671

11.8

Breeding Bird Atlas

830

14.6

Christmas Bird Count

1313

23.1

Winter Bird Pop. Studies

444

7.8

Migration Counts

772

13.6

Bird banding

690

12.2

MAPS station

182

3.2

Total

5672

100.0

3. Do you conduct the survey as part of your Job?

Part of job?

Frequency

Percent

Yes

372

24.4

No

1155

75.6

Total

1527

100.0

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4. How Many years have you actively pursued your interest in birds?

No. of Years

Frequency

Percent

1 to 5

25

1.7

6 to 10

135

9.3

11 to 20

399

27.5

21 to 30

479

33.0

31 +

414

28.5

Total

1452

100.0

5. On average, how many hours per week do you spend in your personal interest in the study of birds?

No. of Hours

Frequency

Percent

1 to 5

400

27.6

6 to 10

531

36.7

11 to 20

308

21.3

21 to 30

110

7.6

31 +

98

6.8

Total

1447

100.0

6.a. Are you a professional in the natural resources field?

Professional?

Freq.

Percent

No

666

46.1

Yes

780

53.9

Total

1446

100.0

6.b. If yes, please indicate employer.

Employer

Freq.

Percent

Federal gov.

278

24.9

State gov.

258

23.1

Other gov.

28

2.5

University

194

17.4

Other education program

73

6.5

Other natural res. organization

183

16.4

Retired

103

9.2

Total

1117

100.0



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