Citizen Science project - Climate Watch.
HSV Audubon introduced a new citizen science program that explores how birds are responding to climate change, National Audubon's Climate Watch. Leif Anderson, the coordinator of the Arkansas River Valley Audubon chapter’s Climate Watch surveys, presented the program on Friday, January 12, 10:00 a.m. in the Coronado Center.
Climate change is the biggest threat to birds around the world. You can help by counting climate-threatened species. Over half of North American bird species will lose more than 50 percent of their current climatic range by 2080, according to Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report.
We Need Volunteers! (oops...all positions are filled for now)
Climate Watch aims to document species’ responses to climate change. HSV Audubon will participate by tracking and reporting on:
- bluebirds and nuthatches
- teams of 2 people, 6 locations for each team
- total 48 specific locations (most are on a golf course)
- stay for 5 minutes at each location
- twice a year
The next survey will take place January 15 - February 15. Carolyn Minson, Program Coordinator for HSV Audubon, will gladly answer questions at the next meeting or fill out the form below.
Citizen Science is his passion
Leif has been a birder since age four when he identified his first bird, without parental help – an Evening Grosbeak. He loves exploring new areas, learning about their natural history, especially birds.
Though he likes exploring the world of birds for fun, his passion is citizen science and he volunteers 40-60 days per year. Leif is also the Arkansas regional editor for National Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count; Arkansas coordinator of the International Migratory Bird Day; and the Arkansas coordinator for the Nightjar Network surveys.