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Last Updated: 2011.06.30
All About Birds
Alley Cat Allies
American Bird Conservancy
American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
Animal Cognition Network
Animal Concerns Research and Education Society
Animal Farm Foundation (Pit Bulls)
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animals Matter to Me
Animal Sanctuaries and Wildlife Reserves
Animal Welfare Institute
Bat Conservation International
The Bonobo Initiative
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Great Apes
Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
The Cloud Foundation: Preserving Wild Horses
Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team
Con Slobodchikoff (Behavior and science)
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Defenders of Wildlife
Dog Behavior Blog
Dolphin Research Center
The Elephant Sanctuary
Endangered Species Coalition
Eurogroup for Animals
Friends of Bonobos
Great Apes Survival Partnership
Great Ape Trust
Hornbill Research Foundation
Humane Farming Association
In Defense of Animals
Integrated Sloth Bear Conservation and Welfare Project
International Bird Rescue Research Center
International Crane Foundation
International Fund for Animal Welfare
The International Union for Conservation of Nature
The Jane Goodall Institute
Korea Animal Rights Advocates
Lenfest Ocean Program
Marine Conservation Society
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Mercy for Animals
Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Defense Council
North American Bear Center
Ocean Futures Society
Orangutan Foundation International
Performing Animal Welfare Society
The Prairie Dog Coalition
Rainforest Action Network
Save Japan Dolphins
Save the Chimps
Save the Elephants
Save the Frogs
Save the Manatee Club
Save the Orangutan
Save Tigers Now
Sumatran Orangutan Society
United Animal Nations
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U. S. Geological Survey
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
Wildlife Advocacy Project
Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Land Trust
Wildlife SOS | India
The Wildlife Trusts
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Let's start at the heart of the project...the 10-minute bird observation. You become a citizen-scientist by observing in your neighborhood and sending the data to scientists here at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in Ithaca NY. We want your data! Learn how!
First, sign up. Then we'll send you a free Celebrate Urban Birds kit . Or download materials directly from the web site. It contains everything you need to do this observation, including 2 beautiful color posters, data sheet, sticker, and seed packet.
Seed packet?! OK, sunflower seeds don't relate directly to doing the citizen-science observation, but you can plant them, grow the sunflowers, let the seeds ripen, to feed and support birds! We want to help you learn about and help birds.
Learn who translates our pages, collates our kits, tests our data entry/out systems and more!
We're a web site full of new ideas to help you Celebrate Urban Birds, with fresh pages, programs, and challenges added to the web site all the time. Stay in touch by checking on our 'What's new' button.
Celebrate Urban Birds is a 'feel good' project...you feel good when you participate as a Citizen Scientist and submit data. We feel good because we're getting data to help scientists study birds. You feel good because you're outside, connecting with nature, helping birds and scientists, making your yard and community good for birds...there are lots of reasons to Feel Good when you Celebrate Urban Birds. This is 'wellness', both for you and hopefully, ultimately, for bir...
Maybe you want to organize an event in your community or share the experience of watching birds with your family, so we have lots of ideas for the 'community' of people who Celebrate Urban Birds. Learn more!
Art is a big part of Celebrate Urban Birds...we think birds are beautiful and we know you do too! And when you draw, paint, photograph, and video the birds you are engaging and observing on a deep level...that's our hope! We want to inspire you by showcasing great bird art and giving you ideas for fun bird/art activities.
You can Celebrate Urban Birds by gardening...create one little flowerpot of green space on a balcony, or help a community make a complete bird-friendly habitat. We show you examples of what can be done, and how to do it...habitat is so important for birds (and for humans!) Celebrate Urban Birds is all about the relationship between habitat and birds.
Birds, learn about them, focus on the 15 focal species in this project, learn what you can do to help them, learn what scientists are learning about birds, listen to their sounds, stories about them...
Celebrate Urban Birds was designed to be easy to do, easy to find, so anyone, even someone who has never thought about birds before, can do the project. Yes, for people in urban areas, and anyone, anywhere, anytime. Live in the suburbs...the country...the city? Yes, everybody can Celebrate Urban Birds in some way.
Email us your questions and comments, we'll help you get started and keep going!