AUDUBON AND CITIZEN SCIENCE
Audubon of Florida
Audubon of Florida invites its members to contribute to scientific observations and conservation projects. Audubon EagleWatch is affiliated with the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in central Florida. More than 250 volunteers monitor 165 nests of eagles throughout the state. They locate nests and rescue injured eagles and eaglets (after storms and from development activities). Project Colony Watch trains volunteers to help protect local waterbird nesting colonies across Florida. Audubon's Tavernier Science Center bands birds that help identify environmental problems. Roseate Spoonbill Band Re-Sightings involves volunteers in recording sightings of banded Roseate Spoonbills. Learn more www.audubonofflorida.org/birds_
National Audubon Society
National Audubon Society sponsors the Christmas Bird Count. Volunteers nationwide participate in an all day bird count of early-winter bird populations throughout the United States of America. This annual event contributes data useful in monitoring changes in the bird population. It also gives volunteers an opportunity to hone birding skills as well as meet other local volunteers. Learn more at www.audubon.org/bird/cbc/
National Audubon Society also partners with other groups in special projects. In partnership with Cornell lab of Ornithology chapters participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count that is held on Presidents' Day Weekend. Last year over 97,000 checklists were submitted. See the results at www.birdsource.org/gbbc/. Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology also partnered to develop a website where birdwatchers can submit sightings online to add to the database of bird movements and distributions. For details go to ebird.org/content/ebird/.
CORNELL LAB & CITIZEN SCIENCE
Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides a wide array of Citizen Science Projects:
Project Feeder Watch
Project Feeder Watch begins its 24th season November 13, 2010. Learn how you can participate by clicking here.
Read about other science projects at
Bird Chow Challenge
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology is offering a Bird Chow Challenge. Submit photos, videos, or artwork of birds feeding. Click here for details.