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Climate Watch: Citizen Science Training
January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beginning this winter, volunteers for Bucks Audubon’s Climate Watch will be visiting their favorite birding spots twice a year, looking for bluebirds and nuthatches. However, these familiar species are more than just a joy to behold––both of them can teach scientists how birds are coping with our warming world. By comparing volunteers’ observations of bluebirds and nuthatches, Climate Watch will test the accuracy of Audubon’s predictions and determine how birds are responding to a changing climate.
At this event, volunteers will learn all the ins-and-outs of Climate Watch, including how to choose survey points, conduct surveys in the field, and submit their final results to the Climate Watch team. The presentation will also explain how Climate Watch is already shedding light on the ways some of our most familiar birds are responding to climate change. Volunteers will also have the chance to participate in a trial-run of a survey, and the opportunity to discuss their assignment for the count with one of Bucks Audubon’s Climate Watch coordinators.
Want to be a part of this training day so that you can participate in the Climate watch project? Contact our Citizen Science Committee Members:
Bob McGarry – [email protected] OR LeRoy Tabb – [email protected]