Citizen Science – The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count….. …an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps

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Citizen Science – Golden-winged Warbler Atlas Project

The Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera), another bird on Audubon’s WatchList, is threatened by loss of habitat, but is increasing in the northern and northwestern parts of North America. Their decline also correlates with the Blue-winged Warbler’s expansion into the Golden-winged Warbler’s range. This expansion leads to competition and widespread hybridization of the two species. Photo

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Prairie Conservation – Sprague’s Pipit

The Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) is a difficult bird to find and is becoming more so with loss of its native habitat. With the restricted breeding range and its unassuming appearance, the Sprague’s Pipit is poorly known. Photo Used with permission from Steve Collins, Odephoto Sprague’s Pipit passes through Illinois each year, but in small

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Citizen Science – Promoting Bird Conservation

February is Citizen Science Month and to help spread the word we’ve created some “badges” in three sizes that you can put on your blog or website. But citizen science wasn’t invented by us. All year long it is important to promote bird conservation through the work of regular people, specifically people who like birds

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Citizen Science – The Key to Bird Conservation

The Birdfreak Team has declared February Citizen Science Month, dedicated to citizen science projects and ideas relating to birds. We’ve said in the past that citizen science is very important to birds and bird studies, but what is citizen science exactly? It is a partnership between the regular “Joes” and the professional scientists, and sometimes

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