For over two decades, hundreds of adventurers have combined their passions for birds with their love of the mountains across eastern New York and Northern New England. They've become Mountain Birdwatch community scientists, and you can too by counting birds at a mountain near you on any day in June.
The protocol is simple, the scenery breath-taking, and the short list of 11 monitored species means that almost any hiker who birds a little (or birder who likes to hike!) can participate, and your data provide powerful insight into the health of our bird populations that reside in spruce-fir forests--our highest occurring forest community in the northeastern U.S.
You don’t have to be an expert, just enthusiastic. Click here to learn how!