Hey hey! An extra day to go birding!
Monthly archives for February, 2008
There are citizen science projects that don’t directly relate to birds. Conservation on all levels is important, and we found a few great projects dealing with non-bird elements. World Water Monitoring Day – Adopted by WEF in July 2006, World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is an international outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement […]
Delmarva Ornithological Society (DOS) is a birding club serving Delaware and peninsular Maryland and Virginia. This year marks DOS’s 2nd annual Bird-A-Thon, a fund raiser that couples pledges per bird species sighted in a 24-hour period. Last year this event earned over $28,000 and the goal this year is to top $40,000. The goal of […]
The Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea) is considered a high-priority Neotropical migratory bird. Sometimes hard to spot, the cerulean blue and white warbler is a favorite among birders, even though it is often responsible for “warbler neck”. The Cerulean Warbler Atlas Project (CEWAP) ran from 1997 to 2000 as a way to study the breeding range […]
Garlic Mustard, introduced from Europe in the 1800s has spread quickly throughout North America. It is a large problem because of how quick it displaces native vegetation. Garlic Mustard, shown on the far left, next to Jack in the Pulpits The impacts of garlic mustard on birds are largely unknown, however, ground foraging birds may […]
The New Jersey Audubon Society uses citizen science to help collect valuable ecological information. They have many projects and detailed information on their website. There are three main projects New Jersey’s Audubon Society takes part in, grassland, shorebirds, and an area called the Piedmont region in the southern part of the state. They also participate […]
One of the purposes of citizen science is to bring knowledge and awareness to the natural world. The more individuals that know what a Henslow’s Sparrow is, for example, the likelier the chance that this species will be included in conservation managment projects. Flickr.com is where the Birdfreak Team manages photos and shares them with […]