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Citizen Science Projects

Citizen science projects related to bird research and conservation, including bird surveys, feeder watches, and nest cameras.

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Citizen Science – Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Mostly USA and Canada, but some global List of citizen science projects administered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/page.asp...

Christmas Bird Count – National Audubon Society

North & South America The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with o... http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bi...

Hummingbird Migration

North America Get involved with hummingbird migration with the Birdfeeders.com Hummingbird Migration Map! This... http://www.birdfeeders.com/advice/bir...

Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project

North America & Central America This initiative involves K-16 students, teachers, and citizen scientists in observing and reporti... http://www.rubythroat.org

Swedish Bird Survey

We monitor the common birds of Sweden since 30 years. Birds are counted in summer and winter at h... http://www.zoo.ekol.lu.se/birdmonitor...

Great Backyard Bird Count

Begun in 1997, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first citizen-science program to collect and... http://www.birdcount.org/


India MigrantWatch is a citizen science non-governmental organisation project in India for collection o... http://www.migrantwatch.in/


Participants in PigeonWatch observe flocks of pigeons in their neighborhoods to help scientists u... http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pigeonwatch

Avian Knowledge Network

Global The Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) is an international organization of government and non-governme... http://www.avianknowledge.net/

Celebrate Urban Birds

Celebrate Urban Birds engages urban and rural residents in science, cultural, and community activ... http://www.birds.cornell.edu/celebration

The YardMap Network

Now in development, the YardMap Network is an NSF-funded project that builds online communities t... http://www.yardmap.org/


By watching NestCams online, visitors from around the world enjoy live images and streaming video... http://watch.birds.cornell.edu/nestca...


Bird watchers and nature enthusiasts put their observation skills to the test by participating in... http://watch.birds.cornell.edu/nestca...

North American Breeding Bird Survey

The BBS is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research C...


Global OspreyWatch is a global community of observers focused on breeding osprey. The observers are link... http://www.osprey-watch.org/


By finding and monitoring bird nests, NestWatch participants help scientists track the breeding s... http://watch.birds.cornell.edu/nest/h...


Global eBird offers innovative online tools for birders to keep track of their own lists and contribute... http://ebird.org/

Project FeederWatch

Each year, 15,000 people count birds at their feeders for Project FeederWatch. With more than 1.5... http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw

Project Prairie Birds

USA: Texas A Citizen Science Project for Wintering Grassland Birds Mission Statement: To determine the wi... http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/...

California burrowing owls

California Reporting database for burrowing owl sightings, managed by UC Davis Friends of the Burrowing Owl... https://sites.google.com/site/califor...