Celebrate Urban Birds provides an opportunity for everyone across the country to watch birds and participate in activities focused on birds and neighborhood habitat improvement.
Participants learn to identify 16 species of birds and watch an area about the size of half a basketball court (50ft x 50ft) for 10 minutes to see if they can find any of those birds. They repeat the observation 2 additional times over the following month. Celebrate Urban Birds provides all of the necessary materials to get you started.
An important part of the project is to help scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology collect information about the 16 key species of birds and the habitats they use. The scientists have created a project that will use data collected from participants to study these resident and migratory birds and their interaction with green spaces.
Participants can observe birds and collect data from urban, suburban, and rural locations.