Citizen Science

Community Science

Chicago region community scientists have been blazing new trails for over a dozen years
Audubon Chicago Region and the Bird Conservation Network (BCN) work together to share information about the conservation needs of birds to improve habitat throughout our region.   Join these projects now:  If you know our breeding birds by site and sound, and can spare two mornings in June,  join the BCN Survey of birds in our local preserves.  List of sites that need monitors Monitors work contributes to local bird conservation in many ways.  Here are examples: New! [doc:158091|link:Summary of Endangered and Threatened Birds in the Calumet Region with Management Recommendations] (by Walter Marcisz, BCN monitor) Ten-year report on Bartel Grassland (using results from BCN bird monitors and Audubon plant monitors) Recommendations to increase grassland bird populations in Kane County (using results from BCN monitors)  Results from previous projects: Spring Creek Blitz Breeding Season Blitzes Shrubland Bird Blitz Grassland Bird Blitz Migrant Bird Habitat Study Coming next February! Great Backyard Bird Count  Calling Frog Survey Coming next April! Beginning Grassland Bird Monitors Pilot Other monitoring opportunities are available at the Habitat Project website

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