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Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation$
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Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273092

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273092.001.0001

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Painted Bunting Conservation: Traditional Monitoring Meets Citizen Science

Painted Bunting Conservation: Traditional Monitoring Meets Citizen Science

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(p.125) Chapter Eight Painted Bunting Conservation: Traditional Monitoring Meets Citizen Science
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Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation
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James A. Rotenberg

Laurel M. Barnhill

J. Michael Meyers

Dean Demarest

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0008

Avian citizen-science projects can successfully carry out research and monitoring programs that are impossible to carry out by employing field technicians. Using a citizen-science approach, we initiated the Painted Bunting Monitoring Project to study the eastern population of painted buntings (Passerina ciris) in North and South Carolina (USA). Eastern painted buntings have declined at least 3.2%/year during the past thirty years. Since painted buntings typically visit backyard bird feeders, citizen scientists readily participate in a variety of data-generating components that aid us in comparing subpopulations breeding in suburban, rural, and natural habitats. Here we report the results from our first-year-volunteer datasets, and offer recommendations to others considering a citizen science-based data-collection program.

Keywords:   citizen science, conservation, monitoring, painted bunting, Passerina ciris

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