Citizen Science

Opportunities

ENJOY OBSERVING NATURE? WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

These are just some of the ways you can share your observations, and contribute to 
conservation efforts around the region and across North America:


Myers Creek Bird Survey

OHA's first annual Myers Creek Bird Survey was held in 2011 at the Myers Creek Mitigation site, north of Chesaw, in Okanogan County. The survey is held each May/June, utilizing a point count method with timed observations at each station.

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iNaturalist.org

Explore! Learn! Record!
iNaturalist.org, where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world

Visit iNaturalist.org

Great Backyard Bird Count

The next GBBC is February 15-18, 2019!
Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.

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eBird Northwest

eBird Northwest provides online tools for identifying birds, reporting their sightings, and contributing to conservation efforts throughout the region... Continue reading (excerpt from the Dec 2014 issue of the North Central WA Audubon Society's newsletter, the Wild Phlox)

Visit eBird.org

Nestwatch.org

"Help measure nature's success -- nests, clutches, broods, and fledglings" For over a decade people like you have helped scientists by collecting valuable data on the successes and failures of nesting birds.

"Our database is intended to be used to study the current condition of breeding bird populations and how they may be changing over time as a result of climate change, habitat degradation and loss, expansion of urban areas, and the introduction of non-native plants and animals." (Cornell Lab of Ornithology, nationwide monitoring program)

Visit NestWatch

OHA's first annual Myers Creek Bird Survey was held in 2011 at the Myers Creek Mitigation site, North of Chesaw, in Okanogan County. The survey is held each May/June, utilizing a point count method with timed observations at each station.

Visit the BBS website

Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

Each November, birders interesting in participating in the CBC can sign up and join in through the Audubon website. From December 14 through January 5 each year tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas brave snow, wind, or rain, and take part in the effort. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this long-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations, and to help guide conservation action.

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Grouse Lek Monitoring

Cooperative program between Spokane Audubon and WDFW. Sharp-tailed grouse monitoring in March-May. Locations in Douglas, Lincoln and Okanogan counties.

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NatureMapping Foundation

NatureMapping links schools, communities and scientists. Its mission is to protect biodiversity through data collection and dissemination. NatureMapping can be done by anyone willing to take the time to learn about wildlife identification and able to spend time outdoors recording what they see. Students, teachers, retired people, business groups, bird watchers, outdoor enthusiasts and community activists have all participated in the NatureMapping Program.

Nature Mapping

Feederwatch.org

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. FeederWatch data help scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. Anyone interested in birds can participate. FeederWatch is conducted by people of all skill levels and backgrounds, including children, families, individuals, classrooms, retired persons, youth groups, nature centers, and bird clubs. 

Visit Feederwatch.org

Sagebrush Sparrow photo by Denny Granstrand

Eastern Washington Shrub Steppe Songbird Survey

Audubon Washington and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are partnering with eastern Washington chapters for a long-term project to count sagebrush songbirds on Columbia Plateau public lands.This effort focuses on areas in the Columbia Plateau region. Training will be offered in March-April and surveys will be held in April-June...Read more 
(excerpt from the Dec 2014 issue of the North Central WA Audubon Society's newsletter, the Wild Phlox)

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