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Citizen Science Opportunities


Citizen Science

You don’t need to be a professional biologist to contribute valuable observations to science- and have a great time doing it! Consider joining one of these citizen efforts and help collect valuable data on Montana’s birds, wildlife, and natural systems.

For more information about any of our current Citizen Science projects, contact Peter Dudley ([email protected]) or Gwynne Rohde ([email protected]). 


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Current Citizen Science Projects

2024 Montana Audubon Citizen Science Projects: 

  • Climate Watch surveys | ​January 15- February 15; May 15-June 15
  • Western and Eastern Screech-owl surveys | March – April
  • Long-billed Curlew surveys | April – May
  • Chimney Swift surveys | June – July

For more information and to sign up, click on the project pages below. 

Climate Watch

Volunteers complete winter and/or summer surveys for target species to collect data that will help us understand how birds are responding to climate change. A project with National Audubon.


These nocturnal cavity nesting owls depend on old growth trees in riparian areas, and we need your help looking for these birds throughout the state to assess their conservation needs.

Long-billed Curlew

We’re working with many partners to learn more about Long-billed Curlews to protect the grasslands and agricultural lands they need for breeding.

Chimney Swift

Montana Audubon is partnering with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks throughout eastern Montana to discover where Chimney Swifts are active and breeding; often in towns and near buildings with large chimneys.

Join Our Online Network

By joining our online network, you will receive timely conservation updates, action alerts, legislative news, our monthly eNews, information about upcoming events and more.

Make an Online Donation & Support Our Efforts

Montana Audubon depends on your financial support to continue our ambitious conservation work around the state.

Take Action

Take action on timely conservation issues Montana Audubon is engaged with. Your help will protect Montana’s birds and other wildlife into the future.

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