Seven citizen-science projects you can join in October

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Bald Eagles in Key Vista Park, Pasco County, Florida, by S. Hunter Spenceley.

Make your birdwatching count in October! Below we list seven citizen-science projects that need you. The list is up to date and useful because it’s based on information you sent us. Thanks!Please join in!

View our list of citizen-science projects that take place year-round.

Audubon Florida Eaglewatch

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Maitland, Florida
WHEN: October 1-May 15
WHAT: Locate both urban and rural eagle nesting activity in Florida and document successes and failures.
WEB: fl.audubon.org/audubon-eaglewatch
CONTACT: Shawnlei Breeding, [email protected], (407) 644-0190

Bird Research

Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
WHEN: Year Round, bird banding in Spring and Fall migration
WHAT: The Urban Ecology Center’s field sites are important stopover habitats for migrating birds. Volunteers have been collecting important data on birds since the 1980s, and the Urban Ecology Center is a founding partner of the Milwaukee Biome Project, with the goal of identifying important regional stopover habitats. Weekly bird walks and banding rely on volunteer help.
WEB: urbanecologycenter.org/what-we-do/bird-research.html
CONTACT: Jennifer Callaghan, [email protected], (414) 964-8505 x152

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors
WHEN: August to November and March to June
WHAT: Recover birds killed or injured after striking buildings in Chicago; education, advocacy, and consultation projects for prevention of collision hazards for birds.
WEB: www.birdmonitors.net
CONTACT: Annette Prince, [email protected] birdmonitors.net, (773) 988-1867

Puget Sound Seabird Survey

Seattle Audubon Society
WHEN: First Saturday of each month, October through April
WHAT: Gather data on wintering seabird populations in Puget Sound.
WEB: www.seattleaudubon.org
CONTACT: Toby Ross, [email protected], (206) 523-8243

Report Nesting Bald Eagles

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
WHEN: Late summer to April
WHAT: Report the location and number of adult and immature Bald Eagles, behavior, and signs of nesting activity.
WEB: https://georgiawildlife.com/bald-eagle
CONTACT: Bob Sargent, [email protected],

Whooper Watch

Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center
WHEN: October-November and late March through mid-April
WHAT: Attend a training session at the Crane Trust office in Wood River and then report sightings of Whooping Cranes in Nebraska.
WEB: cranetrust.org
CONTACT: (308) 224-9653

Neighborhood Bird Project

Seattle Audubon Society
WHEN: Once per month, year-round
WHAT: Gather data on birds found across Seattle and grow an appreciation for urban habitats.
WEB: www.seattleaudubon.org
CONTACT: Toby Ross, [email protected], (206) 523-8243

 

Promote your project!

Help us publish another up-to-date list of citizen-science projects in our February 2015 issue. Send an email to [email protected] containing information about year-round projects and projects taking place between February 1 and July 31, 2015. Here’s what we need to know:

1. Name of project
2. Name of coordinating organization
3. Start and end dates
4. A brief description
5. Web address
6. Name of a contact person
7. Contact person’s email address and phone number

View our list of citizen-science projects that take place year-round.

A version of this list appeared in the August 2014 issue of BirdWatching magazine. Subscribe.

 

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