Mountain Birdwatch 2.0

Using Citizen Science to Conserve High-Elevation Songbirds

Read the report on our 2013 season, MBW international, and more!

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Mountain Birdwatch is a citizen science initiative designed to monitor the unique assemblage of montane songbirds in the Northeast.  Mountain Birdwatch was launched in Vermont in 2000 to establish a long-term monitoring program for Bicknell’s Thrush and other high-elevation forest birds.  Since its inception more than a decade ago, Mountain Birdwatch has:

Expanded monitoring efforts into New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Québec, and the Canadian Maritimes
Developed a randomized selection of routes across Bicknell’s Thrush breeding habitat
Served as an integral part of the International Bicknell’s Thrush Conservation Group
Increased its focus to ten high-elevation songbirds as part of Mountain Birdwatch 2.0
Become the only region-wide source of information on high-elevation breeding birds in the Northeast.

In the United States, volunteers are an integral element of Mountain Birdwatch’s success.  To become a part of one of the Northeast’s most critical citizen science efforts, contact jscarl AT

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For more information or to register for the survey, email jscarl AT


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