Preregister your Butterfly Count

Butterfly counts are a hallmark of the citizen science and action North American Butterfly Association members take to protect butterfly populations.

Butterfly Count Program Preregistration Application

The name of a NABA Butterfly Count should be geographic in nature and should indicate the largest or most significant portion of the count circle. If the count circle falls within most of a county, then a county name is a good choice; if the count is on public land, use the name of the site (such as a national forest). When in doubt, consider using a name that designates a large publicly accessible area.
in decimal degrees, e.g. 26.1765
in decimal degrees, e.g. -96.3660
Describe the count center in words, as exactly as possible, e.g., “at intersection of A St. and B Rd. in Town of C, D County”
Please enter any significant named areas in circle that will be counted, e.g., “X County Park, XX Wildlife Management Area, and XXX Preserve”.
Please enter habitats that will actually be covered on the count. For example, pine-oak forest, successional fields, sagebrush flats, subalpine meadows, salt marsh, etc.
Please enter the uses of the land within the count circle that are actually counted. For example, cattle grazing, public recreations, town center, forestry, agriculture, private gardens.
It is important that the compiler of a count be familiar with identification characteristics, flight periods, and ranges of butterflies in the count area, and how to use a field guide to determine these. Please briefly describe your relevant experience.
Count circle can be counted as many as 3 times per year: Spring, Summer, Fall
Please enter a number greater than or equal to 4.
Counts MUST HAVE a MINIMUM of 4 participants and perform a MINIMUM of 6 party-hours of observation.
Max. file size: 250 MB.
Please include a good map (electronic or paper) with the entire count circle drawn on it. If sending a paper copy please instead mail it to NABA, 4 Delaware Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960.