Citizen Science

Using your binoculars can help birds when you participate in citizen science projects.

Many widespread citizen science volunteers can gather a volume of information not otherwise possible. Photo: Beth Peluso

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.

Birds 'n' Bogs Citizen Science Project
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Birds 'n' Bogs Citizen Science Project

Help monitor the numbers of declining species of boreal-nesting birds in the Anchorage and Matanuska Valley.

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Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz
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Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz

Help track Rusty Blackbird migration by submitting your sightings on eBird.

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Audubon Christmas Bird Count
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Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Get into the holiday spirit by participating one of the longest-running citizen science projects.

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Alaska eBird
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Alaska eBird

Keep track of your bird lists in this online birding database, which allows you share sightings and contribute to bird research.

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