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Citizen Scientists Needed to Count Goldeneyes

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In 2000, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory began organizing an annual Barrow’s Goldeneye count in Colorado to monitor the wintering population of this species. Volunteer citizen scientists are needed to help with this year’s count, set for Nov. 22 to Dec. 2, 2014. The protocol is simple – get out to as many lakes and reservoirs across the state as possible and count Barrow’s Goldeneyes!

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New Citizen Science Project Focuses on Eastern Screech-Owls in Fort Collins

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Eastern Screech-Owls are the most common owl species in North America, yet little is known about their habitat needs or population dynamics. To fill these knowledge gaps – and get citizens involved in science linked to their natural environment – RMBO launched a new project last month in Fort Collins, Colorado, to monitor Eastern Screech-Owls along the Cache la Poudre River.

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Citizen Science and Our Nation’s Bird

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There are few sights in life more majestic than a Bald Eagle soaring across a clear blue sky. Fortunately, this is a far more common occurrence today than it was 40 years ago. Educator Emily Snode writes about RMBO’s Bald Eagle Watch and its impact on Bald Eagle populations along the Front Range.

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A Bountiful Day for HawkWatch on Dinosaur Ridge

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It’s cold as I work my way up the dark west side of Dinosaur Ridge. The fresh snow crunches then slips under my feet as I clamber with my binoculars and scope to the observation view point. Outreach biologist Jeff Birek writes about a typical – and always eventful – day monitoring birds as part of RMBO’s HawkWatch citizen science program.

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