Community 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 Community 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.
Community Science takes center stage at Greenwich Audubon Center 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, Community Science contributes meaningful, real-time trend data to Audubon and research scientists on the health of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. Community Scientist volunteers are an integral part of this effort.
Contribute and share critical bird information online to help advance science locally and across the country
Take a few minutes (or as long as you wish) to count birds and contribute to science each February
Help collect important information about the location of breeding birds for one day in mid-June
Stop by the Greenwich Audubon Center for a unique chance to view thousands of migrating raptors as they pass over the area each fall.
A flexible Community Science project for all ages—just choose a feeder and start counting anytime from November until April
Help monitor winter bird populations and take part in the longest-running Community Science bird project in the world
Where birds thrive, people prosper. Help us transform local communities into places where birds flourish. Learn what you can do to nurture wildlife, nature, and conservation in Connecticut.
Through land stewardship, science, education, and advocacy, we work to preserve habitat and protect bird species that are of state, national, and global concern. Your gift can make a difference.
When you become a member of Greenwich Audubon Center, you are nurturing bird-friendly communities and a natural heritage for generations to come. Help us do great things.