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Project Pigeon Watch

Main Project Information
Goal
Task
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

Project Pigeon Watch is a citizen science project in which volunteers count pigeons and record the colors of courting pigeons.

Pigeon watching can take place anywhere in the world where pigeons gather in flocks, are accustomed to being fed, and have close contact with people. The data reported back to scientists are crucial for this ongoing research, and pigeon watchers, in turn, learn about birds and how science and scientists work. Anyone can be a pigeon watcher, including kids in urban youth groups, rural after-school groups, science classes, and home schools.

Project Pigeon Watch aims to teach people how to conduct a scientific study and to show them that research can be fun! The project helps people learn about the coloration and courtship behaviors of pigeons and tries to understand why pigeons exist in so many colors.

How to Join

Register for Project Pigeon Watch at the following website: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pigeonwatch/register-for-celebrate-urban-birds.

Once you are registered, Project Pigeon Watch provides everything you need to get started: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pigeonwatch/GettingStarted.

Website http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pigeonwatch
Required Gear

A Pigeon Watch Kit can be downloaded for free at the following Web site: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pigeonwatch/GettingStarted/kit.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Tags bird, bird watching, pigeon, watch
Project Updated 04/22/2017