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Thursday
Mar132014

Birding for Science

nighttime surveys ©Scott Anderson
You don't have to be a scientist or researcher to participate in scientific studies! Even casual observations of the natural world can reveal species declines or previously unknown populations. The NC Birding Trail has a new page of opportunities for novice to advanced birders and birdwatchers to collect data that will help scientists better understand bird populations.

Some upcoming projects:

1. Rusty Blackbird Blitz (recent post) - visit NCBT sites or other locations during the month of March and record any sightings of Rusty Blackbirds in eBird.

2. Nightjar Surveys - Travel a pre-determined route at night, listening for chuck-will's-widow, eastern whip-poor-will, and common nighthawks. Don't be intimidated, there's plenty of resources to learn their calls!

3. NestWatch - Find and record the success or failure of nests in your neighborhood, or nearby park. Nests could be in a nestbox or not!

Stay tuned for other opportunities!

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April 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWullus

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