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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!

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Thursday Birding: Raptor Baseline

  • Organization Name
    East Bay Regional Park District
  • Project Website
  • Organization Website
  • Partners
    N / A
  • Contact Name
    Mike Moran, Naturalist
  • Contact Email
  • Contact Phone
  • 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
  • Other Participant Activities
    N / A
  • System Studied
    • Birds
  • Geographic Scope
  • 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 Qualifications
    N / A
  • Volunteer Training

    Project leaders will teach you how to identify the raptors

  • Cost to Participant
    N / A
  • How will the findings be used?
    N / A
  • 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.

  • Photo
    N / A
  • last update:
    N / A

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.