The role of citizen science in bird conservation: The Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey

All Bird Bulletin
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Abstract

Many birders in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are critical participants in bird monitoring and conservation activities. This linkage between recreational birders and avian conservation surveys is not new. It was established long before the internet and long before any fast communication facilitated the connection of birders to scientists. It started because a few key individuals realized that birding with a purpose added a new and important dimension to a recreational activity—and birders loved the idea that they were helping to study and conserve the birds they watch. And they still do today.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The role of citizen science in bird conservation: The Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey
Series title All Bird Bulletin
Issue Fall 2014
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher North American Bird Conservation Initiative
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 3
Last page 6