IBA Monitors are roving citizen scientists who would like the flexibility to observe and count birds in different IBAs throughout migration and breeding seasons.
1) Bird Monitoring
-observe bird populations at an IBA using a standardized protocol for the IBA Program
– conduct bird counts at IBAs using a standardized protocol for the IBA Program
– submit bird count data to eBird after each monitoring trip or using paper IBA monitoring forms supplied to you
– track and submit volunteer hours on a monthly or annual basis to the IBA Coordinator
3) Optional Activity
– bird and habitat photography at IBAs for promotional or documentation purposes
Note: For some IBAs, access to a boat or quad may be necessary.
Time Commitment: 2 to 15 hours/year from May 1 to November 1
Full details: IBA Monitor Welcome Package 2016