Citizen Science Projects: Birds

Bluebird Restoration Association of WI

Members build bluebird trails and monitor trails through recording and summarizing nest box data.

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North American Bluebird Society

Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program

Volunteers collect data on birds, frogs, and their habitats to assess populations and their associations, contribute to to conservation management, and increase public awareness.

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Bird Studies Canada, Environment Canada, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Great Wisconsin Birdathon

The Great WI Birdathon engages individuals and communities to raise support and awareness for birds in WI in this walkathon-style fundraiser. Participate by donating to a team or forming your own to count birds.

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Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

LoonWatch

LoonWatch’s Annual Lakes Monitoring Program engages an active volunteer network of Loon Rangers as its primary tool to collect critical long-term data on loons in northern WI. Working as population monitors and environmental educators, these volunteers have been the field force that has provided data, and contributed to environmental awareness.

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Northland College, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program

Information about Common Loon numbers is collected on over 600 lakes. Volunteers visit lakes during the summer, count adult and juvenile loons, and report observations for data management and analysis.

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Marshbird Survey

The overall goal of the MN Marshbird Survey is to create ongoing, long-term marshbird monitoring for the state of MN. This will provide natural resource managers information they need to effectively manage these secretive birds and their wetland habitats.

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Minnesota Audubon, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture