Citizen Science

Chicago region citizen scientists have been blazing new trails for over a dozen years

Audubon Chicago Region and the Bird Conservation Network (BCN) work together to share information about the conservation needs of birds to improve habitat throughout our region.  

Join these projects now: 

If you know our breeding birds by site and sound, and can spare two mornings in June,  join the BCN Survey of birds in our local preserves.  List of sites that need monitors

Monitors work contributes to local bird conservation in many ways.  Here are examples:

New! [doc:158091|link:Summary of Endangered and Threatened Birds in the Calumet Region with Management Recommendations] (by Walter Marcisz, BCN monitor)

Ten-year report on Bartel Grassland (using results from BCN bird monitors and Audubon plant monitors)

Recommendations to increase grassland bird populations in Kane County (using results from BCN monitors)

 Results from previous projects:

Spring Creek Blitz

Breeding Season Blitzes

Shrubland Bird Blitz

Grassland Bird Blitz

Migrant Bird Habitat Study

Coming next February!

Great Backyard Bird Count 

Calling Frog Survey


Coming next April!

Beginning Grassland Bird Monitors Pilot

Other monitoring opportunities are available at the Habitat Project website

Ways You Can Help