Citizen Science

Help contribute to meaningful scientific research—while having fun

Citizen Science involves everyday individuals or groups volunteering to help scientists with their research, advance scientific knowledge, and solve real-world problems, particularly in the area of conservation.

Just about anyone can be a Citizen Scientist—no formal science background is necessary. All it takes is the interest in nature and conservation, a little bit of training, and the willingness to volunteer some time.

Citizen Science takes center stage at Audubon Greenwich throughout the year. It is open to adults, high school students, and motivated younger children of all skill levels and is a great way to learn more about birds and other wildlife. Most importantly, Citizen Science contributes meaningful, real-time trend data to Audubon and research scientists on the health of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. Citizen Scientist volunteers are an integral part of this effort.

Audubon Greenwich's key Citizen Science initiatives are our annual Quaker Ridge Bird Count and Christmas Bird Count. In addition to our Citizen Science opportunities below, we also conduct a Butterfly Count and Dragonfly & Damselfly Survey in July.

To join our volunteer Citizen Science team or for more information, contact Ted Gilman at 203-930-1353 or email.

Post Bird Sightings Online
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Post Bird Sightings Online

Contribute and share critical bird information online to help advance science locally and around across the country

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Great Backyard Bird Count
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Great Backyard Bird Count

Take a few minutes (or as long as you wish) to count birds and contribute to science each February

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Summer Bird Count
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Summer Bird Count

Help collect important information about the location of breeding birds for one day in mid-June

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Quaker Ridge Bird Count
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Quaker Ridge Bird Count

Join us from late August to late November to count and observe thousands of migrating raptors passing over Greenwich

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Project FeederWatch
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Project FeederWatch

A flexible Citizen Science project for all ages—just choose a feeder and start counting anytime from November until April

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Christmas Bird Count
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Christmas Bird Count

Help monitor winter bird populations and take part in the longest-running Citizen Science bird project in the world

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