Gilded Flicker Survey Team - Sonoran Desert near Tucson - April/May 2023
Quite a lot of information about the Gilded Flicker surveys, its goals and methods is available online here: http://aziba.org/?page_id=2601
There are useful audio tracks etc. and a protocol download so you can see exactly what the survey method itself looks like.
Tucson Audubon has partnered with Saguaro National Park and Tucson Mountain Park and volunteers can sign up for a hiking transect to survey for Gilded Flickers. You will be able to choose a route and can survey it alone or with a partner (or small group) on the morning of your choice before the end of May.
Protocol and datasheet will be provided. I will need your vehicle information for the permit which gets you into Saguaro National Park for free.
Gilded Flickers are a Important Bird Area Continental Qualifying bird and a species of interest for the program .