Survey protocol

Please visit the Western Monarch Count website to download the latest survey protocols and data sheets.

These documents and forms are available here.


In addition to the monarch survey data, please consider also gathering plant phenology information. This data is limited to only one species, mule fat. This plant is the primary nectar source for monarchs so it is vital that we gather information on the phenology, or life stage, of the plant. Monarch presence and numbers are likely correlated to the abundance of flowers present. The data form below shouldn't take you long to complete, but the information it provides is invaluable. More information on this species and how to identify is can be found here.