Sunday, May 18, 2014

Help hummingbirds with Audubon app

The National Audubon Society is recruiting citizen-scientists.  Using Audubon's Hummingbirds at Home app (available on IOS and Android), birders and nature lovers will be able to help track and get a clearer picture of the US hummingbird population.  Participants can monitor a patch of territory - their garden/yard, park, porch, whatever - and record hummingbird sightings as well as their food source.  You can also report random sightings.  Participation can be a frequent or limited as a person wants.  The data will then be available to researchers and others in the volunteer network.  (One purpose is to determine if the birds and their natural food source are out of sync.)  The app is free.

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