A student surveying birds.
A student surveying birds.
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Community Science

Turn your passion for birding into science.
Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Get Involved

Community Science

Turn your passion for birding into science.

Help birds and gain research experience! Community science is the collection and analysis of scientific data by everyday people in collaboration with professional scientists. By participting, you'll expand our ability to collect data and use it to conserve birds. Traditionally called "citizen science" we at Audubon now uses the word "community" to include all our members.

To become a community scientist, email Zach Hutchinson or call (307)-247-0700

Community Science Opportunities

Wyoming Naturalist Program
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Wyoming Naturalist Program

Learn about Wyoming nature from experts and join a community of volunteer conservationists.

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Wyoming BioBlitz
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Wyoming BioBlitz

Join us for a weekend of surveying and learning about wildlife!

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Bird Banding
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Bird Banding

Collecting data for migratory bird conservation

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The Great Backyard Bird Count
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Every February, count birds in your own backyard to help expand our understanding of birds.

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Hummingbirds at Home
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Hummingbirds at Home

Collect data to help hummingbirds

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Climate Watch
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Climate Watch

A new community science program explores how North American birds are responding to climate change.

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Christmas Bird Counts
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Christmas Bird Counts

Participate in the longest-running community science project.

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News and Articles

San Juan Bird Surveys Second Year Recap
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San Juan Bird Surveys Second Year Recap

Project leaders provide an update on a study of birds and forest thinning in southwest Colorado.

121st Christmas Bird Count tallies 4,746 birds, 67 species
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121st Christmas Bird Count tallies 4,746 birds, 67 species

(Published in the Pagosa SUN) While socially distanced, Pagosa Springs observers found more birds than last year.

Bird Banding Alone
Bird Banding

Bird Banding Alone

Results from a 2020 summer at our MAPS stations without volunteers.

Climate Watch
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Climate Watch

A new community science program explores how North American birds are responding to climate change.

The Pagosa Springs 2020 Christmas Bird Count
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The Pagosa Springs 2020 Christmas Bird Count

Counting Birds Because it Matters

Join the 2019 Nunn Christmas Bird Count
Christmas Bird Count

Join the 2019 Nunn Christmas Bird Count

Contribute to science while searching for Lapland Longspurs and other species.

Join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Christmas Bird Count

Join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Find a count near you and join this fun community science project.

Monitoring the Adorable and Imperiled Pika
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Monitoring the Adorable and Imperiled Pika

A new community science project connects students to climate change.

Forests, Feathers, and Fire
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Forests, Feathers, and Fire

Colorado chapter starts a collaborative bird monitoring project.

How you can help, right now