BWB-ASF® Landowner Manual Survey

Please help Birds Without Borders – Aves Sin Fronteras® improve our future outreach and conservation work by completing this brief survey about the manual you received or accessed online.

Please check the most appropriate answer.

1. How did you hear about this manual?
Workshop/talk given by Birds Without Borders - Aves Sin Fronteras® staff
Message posted to an e-mail group (list-serve)
Word of mouth
Zoological Society of Milwaukee publication
Internet (please list web site below)
Other
If you specified Internet above, please list which web site:
2. On an ordinary day, how many things do you do to conserve resources (e.g., recycle, walk instead of drive, use locally produced or organic foods, reduce energy use, etc.)?
More than 5
4 - 5
2 - 3
0 - 1
3. Birds play an important role in the environment. Do you agree or disagree?
Agree
Agree somewhat
Agree slightly
Disagree
4. Do you think that birds/birding bring environmental benefits to a community?
Many environmental benefits
Moderate environmental benefits
Few environmental benefits
No environmental benefits
5. Do you think that birds/birding bring economic benefits to a community?
Many financial benefits
Moderate financial benefits
Few financial benefits
No financial benefits
6. Before reading this manual, you:
Supported bird conservation
Supported some aspects of bird conservation
Had no opinion on bird conservation
Did not believe bird conservation was necessary
7. After reading this manual, you:
Support bird conservation
Support some aspects of bird conservation
Have no opinion on bird conservation
Do not believe bird conservation is necessary
8. Please check the sections of the manual that were the most helpful to you.
Introduction (About the authors and contact information, How individuals make a difference, How to use this manual, What is BWB-ASF?)
Our Friends the Birds (Why are birds important?, The miracle of migration, Bringing up baby – What birds need during the breeding season, Classifying Wisconsin’s birds, Terms describing habitats used by birds)
What You Can Do to Help Birds (Summary: the most important things you can do, Helping birds that nest in holes or cavities, Providing water for birds, Feeding birds, Removing threats to birds, Groups helping to conserve birds)
BWB-ASF Research on Wisconsin Birds – Birds found at the Wisconsin study sites
BWB-ASF Research on Wisconsin Birds – Pewaukee study site
BWB-ASF Research on Wisconsin Birds – Rosendale study site
BWB-ASF Research on Wisconsin Birds – Land O’ Lakes study site
Wisconsin and Belize Connections (Bird species using both the Wisconsin and Belize study sites, Landowners in both places working on bird conservation, Wisconsin and U.S. government programs to assist landowners with habitat restoration/preservation)
Appendix 1 - Bird names in alphabetical order
Appendices 2-3 - BWB-ASF U.S. partners and collaborators, and Research techniques used
Appendices 4-5 - BWB-ASF staff presentations and publications, and Special acknowledgments
Appendix 6 - Further background information on migration and nest success
Appendices 7-9 - Study site research results, including tables and figures
Appendices 10-11 - Plant lists
Appendix 12 - Literature cited
Appendix 13 - Other sources of information on how to help birds
Appendix 14 - Bird checklists for Wisconsin study sites
9. Which did you find most informative and useful?
The simple ways you can help birds
The description of our research and results summarized in main part of the manual
Detailed research methods and results found in the Appendices
10. Are you a (please check all that apply):
Landowner/resident (please answer questions 11-15)
Business (please answer questions 11-15)
Environmental group (please answer questions 11-15)
Government agency (please answer questions 11-15)
Farmer (please answer questions 16-19)
Educator (please answer questions 20-23)
Bird enthusiast (please answer any questions from 11-23 that apply to you)
Scientist or researcher (please answer question 24)
11. If you are completing the survey as a landowner, resident, or a business/agency/group that manages land, is the land:
Owned by you/your business/organization/agency
Rented by you/your business/organization/agency
12. This land is located:
In an urban area
In a suburban area
In a rural area
13. This land has been:
Greatly disturbed (cleared/drained for agriculture, housing, business, golf course, etc.)
Slightly disturbed (one small area cleared/built upon, rest left as it was)
Restored (cleared/drained, then natural habitat re-established)
Undisturbed (never cleared, drained, developed or altered)
14. Was this manual useful for managing your land?
Very useful
Moderately useful
Slightly useful
Not useful
15. As a result of reading this manual, have you changed the way that you manage your land? Are you planning to make changes in the way you manage your land in the future? Please describe.
16. What kind of farming do you do?
Agribusiness
Subsistence
Livestock
Hobby
17. Was this manual useful for your method of farming?
Very useful
Moderately useful
Slightly useful
Not useful
18. As a result of reading this manual, have you changed your farming practices? Are you planning to make changes to your farming practices? Please describe.
19. Can you provide us with additional recommendations on how to farm in harmony with birds? Please describe.
20. If you are an educator, what type of school:
Primary
High school
Junior (two-year) college
Four-year College or University
Technical school
Other - please describe:
21. Are you a:
Teacher/Lecturer
Principal/Administrator
Other – please describe:
If you are a teacher/lecturer, what subjects do you teach?
22. Was this manual useful for teaching purposes?
Very useful
Moderately useful
Slightly useful
Not useful
23. How will you use this manual in your teaching? Please describe.
24. As a scientist or researcher, how useful has this manual been to you?
Very useful
Moderately useful
Slightly useful
Not useful
25. Feel free to share any other comments you may have:

 

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