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Birds 'n' Bogs Community Science Project

Volunteer for this community science project in Anchorage, AK to help monitor birds that depend on boreal bogs, even in the heart of Alaska's biggest city.

To volunteer, email Professor Audrey Taylor at

In the spring of 2013, Audubon Alaska and the Geography and Environmental Studies Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage started a community science program called “Birds ‘n’ Bogs.” This community science program represents an important effort because boreal wetland birds are among North America’s most rapidly declining birds. 

The goal of Birds 'n' Bogs is to document distribution of boreal birds—primarily Lesser Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Rusty Blackbirds, Olive-Sided Flycatchers, Tree Swallows, and Violet-Green Swallows —in wetland habitats of Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley.

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