Community Science

Help contribute to meaningful scientific research—while having fun

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 Audubon Center in 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, 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.

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

To join our volunteer Community 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 Hawk Watch
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Observe Migrating Raptors

Stop by the Audubon Center in Greenwich for a unique chance to view thousands of migrating raptors as they pass over the area each fall

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Project FeederWatch
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Project FeederWatch

A flexible Community 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 Community Science bird project in the world

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