Citizen Science

Dick Riner at Bartel Grasslands Photo: Camilla Cerea / Audubon

Help us collect big data that makes a big impact!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
 

Love the outdoors? Love birding? Why not take your passion to the next level and help collect the data that improves conservation policy, management and practices. From our annual Christmas Bird Count, to spring grassland and wetland bird surveys to fall migration monitroing, we've got you covered year-round! Send us an email or call 312-453-0230 to learn more.

Take Action for Birds
How To Help

Take Action for Birds

From volunteering to creating a bird-friendly backyard, you can help birds in your area.

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Conservation Volunteer
Citizen Science

Conservation Volunteers

Get outdoors with the local conservation community.  Make a difference.

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Migratory Bird Habitat and Landscaping

Migratory Bird Habitat and Landscaping

Twice a year, Chicago area neighborhoods host migrating birds. Learn what you can do to welcome them.

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Bird-Friendly Communities
Bird-Friendly Communities

Creating Bird-Friendly Communities

Everyone can help make their community bird-friendly.

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Get Involved
Get Involved

Get Involved

Join local outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists in you area.

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Birds
Birds

Birds & Birding

Learn birding basics or add to your knowledge about birds and their habitat.

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Ways You Can Help