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Rhode Island surveys turkey broods from July 1st to August 31st each year to gather information on productivity (number of offspring per female) and compare long-term reproductive success. This survey also provides biologists with an index of recruitment (the number of turkeys that survive to adulthood).
They rely on citizen scientists (that’s you!) to collect state-wide turkey observations in Rhode Island each year. You can submit observations via the following link: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/b87f077db7e743d89491c8d1241e2b53?open=menu
What are other important considerations when making an observation?
• Please be as accurate as possible with counts (see the following guides).
• Please do not report the same group of turkeys more than once.
• If you are unsure, record your observation and attach a photo.
For more information, email: Jennifer.Kilburn@dem.ri.gov or go to: