Use Your Eyes and Ears for Bird Conservation!
Citizen Science uses volunteers to help with field research. Many widespread volunteers can gather a volume of information not otherwise possible. Your bird sightings can help monitor bird species and populations.
Christmas Bird Count
December 14, 2012 - January 5, 2013
Whether it’s by snow machine, by boat, on skis, by car, on foot, or simply in a chair monitoring a bird feeder, every year Alaskans across the state celebrate the season by participating in Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count. Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest running citizen science projects in the world.
Great Backyard Bird Count
February 15-18, 2013
Count from your backyard, balcony, or a local park. Count for a minimum of 15 minutes during the count days, then record your sightings online. This is a great interactive event for kids, families, new birders, and experienced birders.
Contribute your bird sightings to science at any time of the year! A joint project by Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, eBird allows you to organize your sightings, share them with other birders, and look up maps and records for bird species. The information you enter helps researchers examine widespread trends in bird populations and migration.