Citizen Science

This uniquely-Audubon concept turns everyday citizens into scientists who aid nationwide conservation efforts.

More than a century ago, Audubon pioneered the idea of citizen science with the first Christmas Bird Count. Today the longest-running wildlife census in the world continues to shape and inform our approach to conservation, providing vital information about bird populations and trends, data that alerts us to environmental threats not only to birds but to the larger ecosystems we all depend on. As partners with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in ebird.org, Audubon has helped transform citizen science into an everyday activity for tens of thousands of birders. Their observations, reported online anytime and from anywhere throughout North America, provide an ongoing assessment of bird populations that is fast becoming an invaluable resource for conservation.

TERN Citizen Science
Citizen Science

TERN Citizen Science

The Texas Estuarine Resource Network or TERN is a community-based citizen science program promoting bird monitoring and conservation, managed by the Audubon Texas Coastal Program.

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Trinity Bird Count
Citizen Science

Trinity Bird Count

A citizen science effort counting every bird species in and along the Trinity River in Dallas.

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D-Bird
Citizen Science

D-Bird

A citizen science effort to monitor bird collisions across the state.

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eBird
Citizen Science

eBird

Want to make sure your birding observations count towards more than a sense of satisfaction?

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