Citizen science

Winter bird sightings in Utah
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The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place every February. One of the key differences between this event and the Christmas Bird Count, is that the Great Backyard Bird Count is global and may capture some of those early migrants returning for the Spring.

Hannah Russell

You get a rain gauge, measure the precipitation once a day, and upload the information via the web or app—it’s a citizen science project that only takes a few minutes and has real-time application, said Henry Reges, national coordinator of the precipitation reporting network known as CoCoRaHS.