What is Community Science? How can I volunteer?
Community Science (Citizen science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur scientists.
Join Jim McGinity, Master Bander and his team as they gather information about a multitude of bird species. Bird ringing or bird banding is the attachment of a small, individually numbered metal or plastic tag to the leg or wing of a wild bird to enable individual identification. Banding was the first scientific method used to track migrating animals. Many millions of birds have been individually marked to this day, providing invaluable insights into the 'when' and 'where' of bird migration.Jim's Work
Every December since 1900, teams of enthusiastic birders have joined together across the country to count the number of individual birds within each species present on the same date in the same locale. This extremely important project is coordinated by the National Audubon Society. Paul Trunk, CBC leader for Clearwater Audubon creates a report based on the birders' observations.Our Report
Conceived by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, it provides data on bird abundance and distribution in many locations around the globe. Any birder can enter information eBird’s site, recording when, where, and how they went birding, and then checking off all the birds seen and heard during the outing. Participants’ observations are added to those contributed by an international network of eBird users..Get the App