How do I participate if there's no coordinator in my area>
Are datasheets for point counts available? Just shown on Participants Role slide.
Thanks for the question, Judith. You can still participate in Climate Watch without a coordinator, all the information you need can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/news/participant-resources-climate-watch
Thanks Anne, yes we do have datasheets available for those that prefer collecting data on paper
Do most people only do one count day during the count period, or do they go out on multiple days? What’s the average number of days that people go out during the count period?
Hi Julie, most people do one square on one day. Some do more, it is up to you!
I am in Ft. Myers and new to the area. Is there currently an established team coordinator who has done this in the past? I participated in this research in Nebraska last year, and the coordinator did the training and gave us the squares and the target species. I need a contact.
Hey Midge, on this page: https://www.audubon.org/news/participant-resources-climate-watchyou can find a list of current coordinators, you may find someone close to your area!
There actually is a coordinator based in Fort Myers :)
Is acceptable have more than one target species using different squares for each target species? Can you do surveys more than one day in the month period?
You can survey for multiple target species that have different habitat requirements if you set up 12 points for each. These can be in the same square or different squares
You can do surveys on any day within the month period, and you can go on more than one day if you do multiple species or squares
What is the link for the peer reviewed paper mentioned?
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, with lots of urban and suburban land use. Are you interested in data from these types of “habitats” or are we expected to collect data from more natural habitats, like parks and preserves?
I have to go back to work now! Thanks everyone for a very informative webinar! I’ll check in with the local chapters next
https://www.audubon.org/news/climate-change-pushing-bird-boundaries-community-scientists-confirm is the link to the peer-reviewed research.
How do I sign up?
Thanks for the link!
Learn how to sign up here: https://www.audubon.org/news/how-join-climate-watch-community-science-program-audubon
Basically as long as you are on the Climate Watch email list, we will send you updates.