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Education Kits - Birding as a Citizen Scientist

Birding for Science!

Step 1: Pick a birding spot of your choice.

Step 2: Go on a bird walk at your chosen location, using Seattle Audubon's brand-new Nikon binoculars to help you spot birds.

Step 3: Record species data on the easy-to-use recording form.

Optional: Take photos with the digital camera.

Step 4: Upload data (and any photos) on Seattle Audubon's eBird account.

Step 5: Be proud in knowing that you contributed to birding science and research that will help birds across the globe!

Perfect for bird-loving youth who are interested in the science field, or for adults who want to transform their hobby into action, this kit has everything you need to take a small group out birding for science! Uploading your bird sightings to eBird adds valuable information to the site which is shared and used by a community of educators, ornithologists, land managers, and conservation biologist across the globe. Kit contents include:

* 6 Nikon Prostaff binoculars

* Field guides to help with bird identification

* iPod Touch loaded with various apps like iBird, Merlin, and eBird to help with bird ID and uploading data

* Program binder with helpful information on good birding spots, and how-to guides for eBird, the iPod Touch, and others


Pricing: $45 for one week, $10 for an additional week (2 week maximum) with $200 refundable damage deposit

Questions? For more info and reservations, call Hanae Bettencourt, Education Associate, at 206-523-8243 x108 or email kits@seattleaudubon.org

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