ColonyWatch: Monitoring Colorado Waterbirds
|Goal||Monitor colonial waterbirds in Colorado|
|Task||ColonyWatchers gather information about colony size and location|
|Where||Colorado, United States of America Colorado|
ColonyWatch volunteers monitor colonial waterbirds in Colorado, and resource managers use this information to effect long-term conservation. Anyone who enjoys birds and is concerned with their conservation can be an effective ColonyWatcher.
ColonyWatchers devote anywhere from an hour to several days monitoring a colony. A large colony containing several species may require a number of visits, each of several hours duration. Most of the colonies are small and many can be surveyed in a single visit. Most ColonyWatchers take responsibility for a single colony, but some have adopted up to a dozen.
Anyone who has an interest can acquire the necessary skills, and technical support is always available from the project coordinator and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Become a ColonyWatcher today!
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|Project Timing||Breeding season, March through July|
|Special Skills||Must be able to identify 15 species of waterbirds, training provided|
|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||Several hours|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||While fishing, On a hike, On a walk, run, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||birds, birdwatching, colorado, river, water birds|
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