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What Is Citizen Science?

Citizen Science allows you to partner with scientists to help birds and to turn your joy of birding into a critical research tool!

Citizen Science is a way for you to connect with the natural world through fun activities that generate vital information for the conservation of birds. This partnership benefits us all:

  • you learn more about birds by taking part in science-based activities
  • scientists from Audubon and other organizations gain invaluable information
  • most importantly, the birds benefit because it helps Audubon focus on those birds and habitats that need our help most

Audubon and other organizations have a range of Citizen Science programs suitable for birders of all levels of experience. These include the annual Christmas Bird Counts, the Great Backyard Bird Count, Project Feederwatch, eBird, and more.  Check out the information on each of these programs on this Web site!