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Citizen Science and Surveys: Birds

lots of puffins taking off and landing on grey rocks (image: Ray hennessy on unsplash)

Birds: bird sighting reports, breeding bird survey, ornithological fieldwork

 

Opportunities to help with research either by carrying out fieldwork or by recording your sightings.
If you are interested in helping with any of the surveys detailed below please contact the website or person listed.

Survey Organisers: 50 word listings are free, submit your details here.

UK Wildfowl Sarcocystis Survey

It is hoped that the UK Wildfowl Sarcocystis Survey will help us monitor the disease over time in the UK and better understand which bird species are affected and any impacts it may be having. The survey is a collaborative project involving BASC, WWT and Liverpool University

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Project Puffin

The RSPB’s ground-breaking Puffarazzi project is back and once again needs the public’s help to find out more about one of our most loved seabirds. The project is now also asking for historical photos to be submitted to aid conservation efforts, so if you happened to take a picture of a puffin with a bill full of food in the last few decades, submit it on the Project Puffin website - 

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Seabird Watch

is a citizen science project set up by Oxford University to find solutions to the present research gaps using cameras as a monitoring network for Arctic seabird conservation. We need your help counting birds, nests and eggs in our thousands of photos to turn them into data.

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Penguin Watch

is a citizen science project set up by Oxford University to find solutions to the present research gaps using cameras as a monitoring network for penguin conservation. We need your help counting penguins, chicks, nests and eggs in our thousands of photos to turn them into data.

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Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS)

is a long-term, national monitoring scheme that quantifies the concentrations of contaminants in the livers and eggs of selected species of predator in Britain. The Scheme is run by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). Have you found a deceased bird of prey?

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Record a Raptor

The Wildlife Information Centre’s Record a Raptor survey aims to gather up-to-date information on the distribution of three raptors in south-east and part of central Scotland. Please let us know every time you see a Red Kite, Kestrel or Buzzard

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