Would you like to get involved with Oregon2020? Great! We have several ongoing projects that you can participate in. Enter your data into eBird as part of these projects and make a meaningful contribution to Oregon2020’s research.
- Yard Counting Project: This is the easiest way to help – from your own backyard! Simply pick a spot in your home or yard, count all the birds you see or hear in 5 minutes, then submit your data to eBird. It’s that simple! For instructions and information, click here.
- County Explorer Project: If you like to travel for birding, this is the project for you. In this project, birders visit our Hotspot Squares, which are distributed all across the state. There are 2800 of them, so there is surely one near you! You can find the Hotspot Squares here, or you can get our free app called Oregon 2020 Birds on the iTunes store or Google Play. For information and to sign up, click here!
Other Ways to Help
If you don’t have the time or ability to participate in one of the projects above, you can still make a difference to Oregon2020!
- If you’re a birder or citizen scientist, you can count birds at your favorite local area. For the best ways to collect data, follow our tutorials and use the protocols from the projects above.
- Are you a professional ornithologist or birding technician? We may be looking for professional birders to conduct standard point counts along routes across the state. As funding arrives, we will post announcements. Contact us to learn more.
- Whether you are a professional or enthusiast, enter your data into eBird! Oregon2020 utilizes eBird data from Oregon to fill in knowledge gaps. We share all of our data with everyone via eBird so we hope you will, too.
- Keep an eye out for Oregon2020 hosted events at birding locations around Oregon. Events will help you improve your birding skills, meet other people who care about Oregon’s birds and citizen science, and contribute data to Oregon2020!