Aquatic Bird Survey
This bird survey is an extension of the original Florida Lake Watch program that focuses on water quality issues. Participants learn to measure water chemistry parameters and identify plants and animals in Florida Lakes.
Great Backyard Bird Count
The GBBC is a joint project of the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The purpose of the GBBC is to track the abundance and distribution of North America's winter birds, as a means to ensure that common birds remain common, especially during a time when birds face many environmental hurdles.
Christmas Bird Count
The Christmas Bird Count is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society. It is an early-winter bird census, where volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day. It’s not just a species tally—all birds are counted all day, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day. All individual CBC’s are conducted in the period from 14 December to 5 January (inclusive dates) each season.
Community Science Projects with Non-Avian Species
- Frogwatch USA is AZA’s flagship citizen science program that allows participants to learn about wetlands in their community and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads.
- Phenology refers to recurring plant and animal life cycle stages like bird migration, insect emergence, or leafing of trees. The USA National Phenology Network brings together community scientists, government agencies, non-profits, and students of all ages to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the United States.
How you can help, right now
Donate to Audubon
Help secure the future for birds at risk from climate change, habitat loss and other threats. Your support will power our science, education, advocacy and on-the-ground conservation efforts.
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Florida's birds and wildlife need your time and energy. Learn how you can become a citizen scientist or a volunteer at one of our nature centers today.