Each spring over 2,500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists volunteer to participate in the North American BBS. We are always looking for highly skilled birders to join the team.
Our requirements for participation are:
- Access to suitable transportation to complete a roadside survey.
- Good hearing and eyesight.
- The ability to identify all breeding birds in the area by sight and sound. Knowledge of bird songs is extremely important, because most birds counted on these surveys are singing males.
- New BBS participants must also successfully complete the BBS Methodology Training Program before their data will be used in any BBS analyses. The training program is available from the national BBS offices and the state, provincial, and territorial coordinators.
If you meet the first 3 criteria and would like to participate in the Vermont BBS, please contact Steve Faccio, Vermont coordinator for BBS.
Perhaps you have not quite mastered hundreds of bird songs and calls yet? Try Mountain Birdwatch with a small suite of just 10 birds to monitor. Or perhaps you’d like to contribute, but in a more casual way? Check out Vermont eBird, an amazing crowd-sourced database of bird observations from across the state and around the world.
AVAILABLE VERMONT BBS ROUTES
View an interactive map of the roadside survey routes in Vermont and find out which may be available for adoption.