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ColonyWatch: Monitoring Colorado Waterbirds

Main Project Information
Goal Monitor colonial waterbirds in Colorado
Task ColonyWatchers gather information about colony size and location
Where ColonyWatch: Monitoring Colorado Waterbirds
Colorado, United States of America Colorado
Description

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!

Project Timing Breeding season, March through July
Website http://www.birdconservancy.org/get-involved/volunteer/citizen-science/
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
Project Updated 01/30/2018