Since 2016, forest birds are being captured and marked with unique color band sequence in three forest patches in an agricultural landscape of southeast Brazil. This project is interested in successful visualization of those banded birds and their location inside or around these patches. The main intention of this project is to assess bird movement through these patches and provide data useful for future assessment of forest restoration potential.
However, the project goes also beyond this. Although the number of Brazilian birdwatchers is increasing since early-century, conservation projects involving citizen scientists are still tremendously scarce in Brazil. The data collection in small forest patches in agricultural landscapes are often neglected, which hinder scientists solving questions related to forest restoration and bird conservation in those patches. Therefore, through the accomplishment of this project we also intend to persuade Brazilian birdwatchers to start spontaneous bird monitoring in forest patches.