Audubon pioneered the idea of citizen science more than a century ago by launching the Christmas Bird Count. Today, bird lovers worldwide report tens of millions of observations each year via eBird, a data-gathering platform created by Audubon and Cornell University. This data is critical in assessing the long-term health of bird populations and guiding conservation action.
Want to help protect the birds you love while getting outdoors?
- Expert birders are always needed for Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count and/or the North American Breeding Bird Survey.
- Birders with any level of expertise, including youth groups, can help Audubon’s Climate Watch gather cutting-edge data on birds and climate change.
- Or, no time to head for the woods? Audubon’s Great Backyard Bird Count or Hummingbirds at Home are for you.
There’s no end of ways to contribute to avian science. A thousand Beidler Forest visitors recently helped us spot banded Prothonotary Warblers, which led to our current Project Protho. So if you’ve got a yen to be useful, please be in touch. We’ll tell you what citizen science opportunities are coming up soon!
PROJECT CONTACT: Matt Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.