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Citizen Science for Swallow-tailed Kites

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Presented By Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey
Goal Monitor productivity and distribution of the Swallow-tailed Kite
Task Add your sightings to the database via our website
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

The Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey needs your help reporting sightings of Swallow-tailed Kites.

Your sightings will help determine the birds' distribution, monitor population trends, and locate important nesting and foraging sites.

Swallow-tailed Kites have striking black and white plumage with a long, scissor-like, forked tail. They are primarily located in bottomland forests and open habitat.

If you see one, all you need to do is report when and where you saw the bird, as well as any other observation details.

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a walk, run, On a hike, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, In the car, At home, At the beach, At a science center, zoo or aquarium
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Tags atlantic flyway, avian biology, avian survival, bird, bird data, bird distribution, birds, birds of conservation concern, birds of prey, bird survey, birdwatching, bird watching, citizen science, citizen-science, citizen science project, elanid kite, elanoides, elanoides forficatus, florida, georgia, raptor research, raptors, south carolina, texas
Project Updated 05/23/2018