Bluebird Nest Box Construction and Monitoring
Materials Fee $5
Day/Time: Sunday, April 23 11:30 AM (90 minutes)
Location: Workshop PavilionBuild a nest box for Western Bluebirds to place in your yard or neighborhood and,and learn how to watch and monitor the birds that nest inside. Become a citizen scientist and gather information such as the number of eggs and young in the nest and submit your data over the Internet to scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
For the $5 materials fee, you get everything you need to build a nest box for Western Bluebirds. (Workshop participants can buy more than one kit if they like). Kids with parental supervision and help are welcome to attend this workshop, too!
Related site: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/
Arthur A. Allen Director of Citizen Science
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Janis Dickinson is a behavioral ecologist who has used western bluebirds as a model system for testing key hypotheses regarding the evolution of mating systems, sex ratio, dispersal behavior, cooperative breeding, migration, and life history traits. Trained as an entomologist, she has also studied insect mating systems. Her long-term study of color-banded western bluebirds is currently directed at understanding bird-mistletoe interactions and the potential impacts of vineyardization of the oak savanna habitats of central California. As Director of Citizen Science at Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, she is developing research models that involve a blend of citizen research participation over a broad spatial scale with more focused studies at a selection of sites to address impacts of anthropogenic changes on biodiversity within a rich social and scientific context.