Another opportunity for citizen science is coming up this week. The Great Backyard Bird Count runs February 17-20.
By enlisting the aid of the general public, the count helps scientists track bird populations and provides insight into the overall health of different bird species. Individuals can participate by watching birds for as little as 15 minutes during one of the days, or they can commit even more time if they like. Sharing the results online gives everyone an easy way to contribute and see what others are finding.
The count is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society. For more information, click here.