Bird Counts and Mobile Apps—For Science!
“Raise your hand if you think it is a Bushtit.”
“There are four by this feeder and five at that one, so that’s nine altogether.”
“I think it’s sparrow-sized or smaller”
“Are you sure that isn’t a fake bird?”
These are questions and statements made during the Nature Navigator program on Saturday, January 23. Jeff Chapman, Manager of Interpretation and Training, and Richard Smart, Coordinator of Citizen Science, were leading a group of kids, ages 10-12 years old, on a bird walk through the NHM Nature Gardens. The bird walk was a training to help the kids gain more experience looking for birds, identifying them, and reporting their observations. By...