We are ready to start our 2021 Christmas Bird Count. Annually, in December, the Charles Darwin Foundation prepares a citizen science activity that helps to know the status of populations of landbird species through a census that involves the community.
For the last 6 years, and in collaboration with other institutions, from December 1 to 31 we have been carrying out the Christmas Bird Count in which citizens are the key and main actor to achieve the objectives set annually.
The CDF's goal is to involve the people of Galapagos in learning about the status of the islands' landbirds, which are not only an important part of the islands' fauna, but also important to the world, through a fun and dynamic initiative, and this is what the CDF pursues every year with this activity.
Beside sending your bird pictures during all December, December 18 you will have the possibility to participate in the official Christmas Count of the National Audubon Society (the organization that leads the activity worldwide). Join us in this field trip in the company of bird experts.
Prior to this field trip, the 11th of December, a practical workshop is planned to learn how to use the eBird application, which is the database in which the Audobon data will be stored. It is further a pretty cool app to enter any bird observations and to learn more about the birds surrounding you.
Remember, throughout the month of December we will be receiving photos of the birds found at +593 98 308 1761 or by entering the following link: https://l.x4d.info/HmK. The only requirement to participate is to be in the Galapagos Islands.