CLIMATE WATCH COUNTS
To test how specific species are responding to climate change, teams of Audubon members from chapters across the U.S. have been conducting twice-yearly point counts in specific locations to document the numbers of bluebirds and nuthatches present. Starting January 2016, CNMAS was among the first group of chapters to join the effort, initially tallying Eastern, Western and Mountain Bluebirds. When nuthatches were added as target species, additional teams were recruited to tally White-breasted, Red-breasted and Pygmy Nuthatches. The CNMAS Coordinator for this Citizen Science effort is Judy Liddell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUMMINGBIRDS AT HOME
Hummingbirds at Home is a community science initiative from the National Audubon Society that will help scientists understand how climate change, flowering patterns and feeding by people are impacting hummingbirds. More information is available on their website at https://www.audubon.org/content/hummingbirds-home.
BACKYARD REFUGE PROGRAM
CNMAS participates in the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program managed by the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. More information is available on the website at https://friendsofvalledeoro.org/abq-backyard-refuge/.
BIG YEAR AT HOME
Participate in Partners in Flight’s Big Year at Home campaign. For more information, visit their website at https://partnersinflight.org/bigyearathome/.
GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online . Use this link to sign up to participate Great Backyard Bird Count.
Steve Siegel’s Hummingbird Videography Article
Click the link to view (in a new window) Steve Siegel’s 2022 article with video clips: “A Fugitive from Photography turns to Video”.