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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.

Garden BirdWatch

is the weekly wildlife survey where participants contribute sightings of species they have seen in their gardens. Through this we are able to monitor the fortune of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates in gardens contributing to our understanding of urban wildlife. Visit the website to find out more at 

bto.org/GBW

London Bird Records

Bird watchers in London have been spotting and recording birds flying in and through the city for years. People have carefully noted down the species and locations of these birds and the London Natural History Society (LNHS) has boxes of record cards of bird sightings spanning the last century.

Zooniverse need your help to digitise the data. See:

c-js.co.uk/3akkDjo

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.

seabirdwatch.org

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.

www.penguinwatch.org

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

www.wildlifeinformation.co.uk/involved_raptors.php