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Community Science for CA Naturalists

Welcome to our ongoing effort to catalog citizen science and other public participation in scientific research (PPSR) projects for UC California Naturalists and other citizen scientists.  We invite you to browse the listed projects or enter key words (like birds, youth, invasive, coast, Alameda, etc.) in the search box above to find projects in your area. It's a great way to stay involved and keep developing your skills as a natural scientist!

A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date. We encourage you to contact projects directly to get involved and learn about most recent opportunities. If you work with a listed project and would like to add to, update, or correct the information we have, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu. Also, please consider filling out the "PPSR perspectives" survey. Click here to access the survey, which will help guide this project in the coming year.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

Special thanks goes to the National Science Foundation Informal Science Education program and the Stephen J. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for supporting this database of projects.

 Project Name Thursday Birding: Raptor Baseline
 Organization Name East Bay Regional Park District
 Project Website http://www.ebparks.org/
 Organization Website http://www.ebparks.org/
 Contact Name Mike Moran, Naturalist
 Contact Email bdvisit@ebparks.org
 Contact Phone (510)544-2750
 Other Contact Information Registration: 1-888-EBPARKS (registration required)

 Project Purpose (taken from project materials) Document the variety and numbers of an array of birds of prey: hawks, falcons, eagles

 Participant Activities Hike with project leader and record raptor observations.

The project will meet at a different park on the last Thursday of each month (EXCEPT NOVEMBER!) Volunteers can join for one or all.

 Data Entry Unknown
 System Studied Birds
 Geographic Scope Local
 Region Contra Costa
 Location Parks and trails in the East Bay Regional Park District
 Location - Map Marsh Creek Regional Trail, Brentwood, CA
 Time Commitment Monthly
 Volunteer Training Project leaders will teach you how to identify the raptors

 Other Information the hikes usually run from 9-11:30am on Thursdays, and investigate palces such as Mt Diablo, Marsh Creek Trail in Brentwood, etc.

If you work with this project and would like to add to or update the information below, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

This database is focused on projects in California focused on the environment. For opportunities outside California, as well as national projects that don't have a California-specific components, check http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/projects.

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