Audubon Climate Watch Surveys - Climate Watch Training- Part 1 of 2 (Workshop)

If you live in Mississippi and are interested in climate change and how it is affecting regional birds, this is the community science project for you! Climate Watch was started by the National Audubon Society in 2016 and monitors specific bird species moving across the landscape and documents how they adjust to global warming. In 2018, Mississippi became the first state to participate in the effort along the Gulf coast. Mississippi’s focal species is the Brown-headed Nuthatch. If you can learn the call of this one, charismatic bird in the field, then you can become a volunteer to help study how birds are reacting to climate. Surveys are conducted twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. Currently, we are looking for additional volunteers to help with Climate Watch surveys in Jackson and northern Harrison Counties.

To learn more about the history, the effort, what it entails to start a survey square, and how to enter and submit data please join us at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center (5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point 39563) on Saturday January 15th from 10-11:00am. This presentation will be followed by an in-field training the next weekend, January 22nd at the Bethel Bike Trails in Saucier (Bethel Field Trip). There will be additional activities at the center that day including a guided bird walk and crafts for children. For additional information please email melinda.averhart@audubon.org. We hope to see you there!

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Morning
  • Tuesday Morning
  • Wednesday Morning
  • Thursday Morning
  • Friday Morning
  • Saturday Morning
  • Sunday Morning