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This is a long-overdue update on the Fresno Bird Count, which has been in a bit of a holding pattern for the past several years. This was in part because several graduate students who had been working on the project in Dr. Kattiā€™s lab finished their theses and moved on with their careers. Dr. Katti also got busy with the Urban Long-Term Research Area - Fresno And Clovis Ecosocial Study (ULTRA-FACES), upon receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation and the US Forest Service. While...
Established in Spring 2008, the Fresno Bird Count (FBC) is a citizen science project to monitor the abundance and diversity of bird species in the urban habitats of the Fresno-Clovis Metro Area. The FBC is now co-sponsored by Fresno Audubon Society. Following three breeding season counts, we are now planning our first winter count to document winter migrants living in the city. The FBC needs volunteers who can spend at least one morning of their choice, between December 15th - January 15th,...
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Science II, Room 109

The availability of water is arguably the most important landscape factor, particularly in arid climates. Homeowner decisions made regarding irrigation are likely to have a direct effect on bird species richness. Previous research suggests a link between socioeconomics and urban species diversity. This study examines a potential pathway for this relationship: Neighborhood socioeconomic status influences residential irrigation intensity, which influences plant...
Feb 15, 2010
This weekend (Feb 12-15), people all around North America are counting birds, wherever they happen to be, as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count! This is an ongoing citizen science project coordinated from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the folks behind eBird. As the blurb on the project website describes it:
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the...

The latest announcements and developments from the Fresno Bird Count.

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