How to participate?


An invitation to count birds in the city:

What is the Fresno Bird Count?

The Fresno Bird Count (FBC) is a volunteer project modeled after several other urban Bird Counts already being conducted in North America. The FBC is dedicated to mapping the distribution and abundance of bird species within the city of Fresno.  Volunteers are needed to spend one morning, of their choice, between April 15th - May 15th (Spring Count) and/or Dec 15th - Jan 15th (Winter Count) collecting data from selected locations in Fresno and Clovis. Ideally, volunteers would then input their data directly into an online database.

What will the data be used for?

FBC data will be utilized in a variety of ways. By monitoring the changes of species diversity and abundance over time we can gain a better understanding of the ecology of our local bird populations. Insights provided by these data will also allow for better decision making regarding local land use and urban development.

Who can participate?

Participation requires the skills not only to identify at least the 20 most common local bird species by both sight and sound, but also the ability to quickly identify more uncommon species with a field guide.

If you are interested and would like more information please email [email protected]. If you are ready to volunteer right now, please fill out the following registration form, so that we can get in touch with you and get you started.