Mountain Birdwatch 2.0
Using Citizen Science to Conserve High-Elevation Songbirds
Congratulations to all of our volunteers on a successful 2013 season!
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 vtecostudies.org.
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MBW1 Maps and Results
Read Reports, Newsletters, and Related Publications
Bicknell's Thrush Audio, Video, and PowerPoint
For more information or to register for the survey, email jscarl AT vtecostudies.org