Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data? Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions. Learn more about becoming a CDLT community scientist volunteer by contacting Conservation Fellow, Susan Ballinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-667-9708. Please note: contact Susan by cell phone 24-hours ahead (509-669-7820) to confirm, because changing weather conditions can result in cancelling the route.
CDLT is recruiting volunteers to help with two once/month bird monitoring projects.
- Mountain Home Preserve eBird Monitoring Project, prior to the thinning project that will restore a pre-settlement open ponderosa-pine forest. Meeting at 6am at the Safeway store in Leavenworth, or Susan will pick up carpoolers in Wenatchee at 5:30am at the Penny Road Park and Ride. We walk a 2.2-mile route, stopping at 5 points to conduct 10-minute counts. Upcoming Dates: Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 15.
- Horse Lake Reserve eBird Monitoring Project: Meeting at 6am at the end of the pavement on Horse Lake Rd. to carpool up the gravel road, we walk a 5-mile route, stopping at 7 points to conduct 10-minute counts. All data is entered into eBird. Our goal is to learn about bird use within the variety of habitats that include areas burned in 2015 wildfire. Upcoming Dates: Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 11, Nov. 8.