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State needs help counting turkeys

State wildlife officials are turning to the public to get a handle on just how many turkeys we have in the state now (beyond "Lots! And that's just on my block!"). They've posted a form to let you report all your turkey sightings (the form refers to "poults" - those are baby turkeys).

The form only lists "Boston" as a community, but there's a notes field where you could add Roslindale or the North End or wherever.

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Our name is legion for we are many
We cannot be counted
We are innumerable
Like stars in the sky
We reign from the heavens above
Never beneath the heels of our would be oppressors

WE THE MIGHTY
WE THE RIGHTEOUS
WE THE FREE
SHALL NEVER YIELD OUR LIBERTY!

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I didn't know that turkeys could vote.

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"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could vote."

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Either Lexington is no longer a part of the Commonwealth or they already know about all of the turkeys here (not a choice on the "town where seen" pulldown).

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Do they know that this is already being done by eBird? Date, Time, Location. You can already see where the turkeys are located.

https://ebird.org/home

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Most people don't wander central Boston or Lawrence with binoculars, funny hats,and notebooks.

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Are they counting fresh or frozen?

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When they need help counting cranberries, let me know.

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There is a pull-down menu of many local towns and neighborhoods.

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Curious if there is a stated goal for the count, like a potential hunt or "birth control" program? Also wondering about the accuracy of any count of a highly mobile bird that could be in West Roxbury one minute and Dedham the next, same for any other Boston neighborhood that borders a different city or town.

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Of course.

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