Birds bring joy to so many of us. Their beauty, their habits, their songs and calls are but a few of their characteristics that attract our attention. We cannot ignore that many species' numbers are declining rapidly. There are Citizen Science Projects, like Project PROTHO at Francis Beidler Forest, in which you can participate so that you CAN make a difference. You can participate in your own backyard or go into the field to document your sightings. Binoculars and a good field guide are the only equipment necessary.