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Presented by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location anywhere
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials yes


Required Gear:

The Celebrate Urban Birds kit includes a data form, seed packet, and various posts and stickers.

You can download all of the paper materials at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/celebration/GettingStarted/kit.


Celebrate Urban Birds


Help ornithologists learn about 16 key species of urban birds.
Track 16 species of birds for 10 mins in small area.

Celebrate Urban Birds provides an opportunity for everyone across the country to watch birds and participate in activities focused on birds and neighborhood habitat improvement.

Participants learn about 16 species of birds and watch an area about the size of half a basketball court for 10 minutes to see if they can find any of those birds. Urban Bird Celebration provides all of the necessary materials to get you started.

An important part of the celebration is to help scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology collect information about the 16 key species of urban birds. The scientists have created a project that will use data collected from participants in the celebration to study these resident and migratory birds - their numbers, their behavior, their interaction with the urban habitat.




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