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Episode 19: Be a Bird Hero: Become a Citizen Scientist
January 14, 2021

Overview:
Join John and Brian in this episode as they dive into how you can be a hero for the birds by becoming a citizen scientist. They’ll talk about helpful tools you’ll need and an upcoming citizen science opportunity that you can be a part of.

Resources:

What is bird banding? https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/what-bird-banding 

 Tri-colored blackbird: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tricolored_Blackbird/ 

 Tools:

 eBird: https://ebird.org/ 

 Merlin App: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ 

Citizen Science Opportunities:

Great Backyard Bird Count (coming up February 12-15, 2021): https://www.birdcount.org/  

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/citizenscience 

National Geographic – Citizen Science for grades 3-12, https://www.nationalgeographic.org/idea/citizen-science-projects/