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Magpie Mapper

Main Project Information
Goal Help study population distribution of Magpies!
Task Use Magpie Mapper app to track and share sightings.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Magpie Mapper is a smartphone app for recording observations of Magpies, one of the most fascinating and striking birds in the United Kindgom. When you see a magpie, simply log it on the app and your data will be used in our research into how birds are distributed throughout our towns cities and countryside.

With their long tails and impressive black and white plumage, magpies are unmistakable. Magpies are so ingrained in our folklorethat people often greet them with "Hello Mr Magpie!".

Now you can digitally salute a magpie with the Magpie Mapper app!

How to Join

Magpie Mapper is a 'citizen science' smart-phone apps from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI).

To get involved just download our app, the links are available on the website.

Then you can start start Magpie Mapping! We can't do it without your help!

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Required Gear

A smartphone running either iOS or Android with a GPS receiver.

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
Type of Activity On a hike, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run
Tags bird distribution, birding, birds, bird watching, magpies, urban birds
Project Updated 08/05/2017