Bird-watchers can contribute to science

Bird-watchers could contribute to environmental data collection by becoming citizen scientists.

If bird-watchers modified their watching behaviour by a small degree - such as watching the same area each day - and recorded the results of their observations, they could contribute millions of dollars in volunteering hours to scientific programs.

This could have a large impact on the size of data sets available to scientists in a way that would otherwise not be possible due to cost.

Read more at The University of Queensland