Birding & Citizen Science
Los Angeles Audubon has a range of citizen science activities that generate scientific information that is important to the conservation of birds. Listed below are some of the programs and resources to help you connect your passion for birds and birding, to the birds and habitats that need our help.
Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County
California Bird Records Committee, http://californiabirds.org/
A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.Enter your bird sightings on ebird: ebird.org/content/ebird.
This is a field list of the birds of Los Angeles County (mainland and offshore waters) . Published by Los Angeles Audubon, prepared by Kimball L. Garrett and Mike San Miguel in July 2006. Print this [PDF] document on 1 sheet of 8.5 x 14 paper and fold in thirds to include in your field guide.
Next GBBC: TBA
The GBBC is a joint project of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society (NAS), and Bird Studies Canada.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.
Join in a tradition begun by Audubon over one hundred years ago. Feeder watchers and field watchers, experienced or novice birders can participate and know that your efforts make a difference for science and bird conservation. The CBC season is between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 each year.