Citizen Science

Backyard Birding Blitz

HeartLands Conservancy is hosting a Backyard Birding Blitz through the month of May! A relaxing and rewarding experience of observing the birds outside your window – no prior experience needed!

All you have to do to participate is:

  • Be located in one of the following counties in Illinois: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, or Washington
  • Download the iNaturalist App
  • Take a picture or a sound recording of a bird in your backyard and upload it using the Taxa: Birds

Other iNaturalist users will help you ID the species, although you are encouraged to try to figure it out on your own, too!

We’ll announce:

  • Most Species Observed
  • Most Observations
  • Rarest Observation
  • Honorable Mention

Let’s have some Citizen Science fun!

Ps – If you would like to share your findings on Facebook or Instagram, please use #BackyardBirdingBlitz so we can give them a thumbs up!

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