Christmas bird count http://hppr.org en Citizen Science: Bird Banding http://hppr.org/post/citizen-science-bird-banding <p></p><p>How do scientists get the data they need to study birds? A lot of data is collected by volunteers, "citizen scientists," through bird surveys and bird banding.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 32943 at http://hppr.org Citizen Science: Bird Banding Citizen Science: Bird Count http://hppr.org/post/citizen-science-bird-count <p>The approach of Christmas foretells the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Biologists term the event "citizen science." It's an activity that allows laypeople to develop an interest in bird watching, and their efforts helping scientists conduct the census is invaluable - scientific organizations couldn't afford to pay for the vital data-collection performed by thousands of citizen scientists across the nation. This is the first in a four-part series on Land Owner stories. It originally aired on HPPR on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 13296 at http://hppr.org Citizen Science: Bird Count