Bird Census

Bird Census

Published on 11 February 2022
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Transcript
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Bird Census
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A citizen science project
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A bird census has people (citizens) to help count the amount of birds that fly over their area. This count will allow scientists to monitor the bird populations and how they connect with the habitat.
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Why is this important?
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As more people collect the data about the birds they see, the easier it will be for the scientists to track patterns for specific bird species. Scientists can then determine endangered species and how to protect them.
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How does a bird census work?
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Have a notebook with you to record the numbers of each species
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Identify the species of birds in a specific place, then add the numbers up.
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*Always put your best estimate for big groups of birds, rather than putting an "x" to indicate the presence of the birds. *
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Fun facts that scientists have found using the bird census information:
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-Since the 1500s, birds have been declining both in terms of species numbers (by about 500 species) and numbers of individuals (by about 20-25%). -By the year 2100, up to 14% of all bird species may become extinct. -There are more people aware now, helping out by counting, tracking, and taking care of the birds in their communities.
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THANK YOU