Red-winged Blackbird wing by Susan Fisher

Bedford Audubon conducts conservation research critical to learning more about our birds and ecosystems.

This data is shared and multiplied across networks to understand trends about bird populations, productivity, survivorship, and more. Conservation data informs policies to best protect birds, maintain and restore their habitat, and identify emerging environmental issues that can have negative consequences for humans too.

But we don’t do it alone. We rely on citizen scientists – people just like you – to help. We train non-scientists to collect and report data on their own and to assist with our research projects. Whether it’s identifying the birds at your feeder, counting Bald Eagles coasting in to their nighttime winter roosts, or helping to release a newly banded songbird, your participation is vital to our work.