Bird Population Monitoring-November and February Count 2012
Bird populations are always shifting and changing and so monitoring them is a useful tool to track and know about these changes in our areas. Monitoring also helps both volunteers and researchers to potentially benefit from the exercise. Volunteers can increase their knowledge and understanding of the scientific process, gain deeper understanding of natural phenomena and issues of local importance, strengthen their attitudes toward their natural environment, and participate in making science-based recommendations. It provides scientists with an opportunity to increase public awareness concerning their areas of study across local or global scales and can make it possible to answer research questions that require observations spread over time or space or that otherwise would not have sufficient resources to address.