Community Science

Participate in Community Science

Community science (also known as citizen science, crowd science, or volunteer monitoring) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by nonprofessional scientists. That means YOU can help conduct important research that will directly contribute to the understanding of bird population health and conservation in our region!

There are a number of ways you can get involved in community science projects across our region! The most common way you can become a community scientist is by logging your birding efforts on eBird! If you aren't familiar with eBird, head over to our eBird's "Get Started" page here. You can also check out fun community science opportunities through Houston Audubon and our partners below!

Join an urban bird survey to count birds and observe patterns throughout the year! Learn more.

Join the iNaturalist citizen science project and make observations in April to help Houston win against cities around the Globe!

Help discover how climate change affects hummingbirds. Learn more.

Count birds on your feeders with people across the nation. Learn more.

Count birds in your backyard on scheduled days throughout the year. Learn more.

Identify successful nest attempts. Learn more.

eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed annually. Join its ranks of community scientists by logging your bird sighting!

Join one of many annual Christmas Bird Counts in our region. Learn more.

Explore these challenging questions that invite deeper observation. Learn more.