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Get Involved: Parks Open Space Trails - Breeding Bird Monitor Volunteers

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Breeding Bird Monitor Volunteers


Do you have an affinity for our local birds? Do you have advanced skills in identifying birds by sight and call? The City of Longmont wants you in our Breeding Bird Survey Program!

Volunteers work in pairs, spending a minimum of two hours per survey per month at one or more properties, recording the birds they hear. One person in the pair observes and listens calling out what they see and hear and the other person writes down the information.


  • Advanced bird I.D. skills (both site and call).  At least 100 different local species.
  • Previous breeding bird survey experience preferred
  • Ability to hike 2-4 miles over mostly flat terrain
  • Must commit to volunteering for a minimum of one season and to completing one survey per month).
  • Must attend at least one field training session with staff or experienced volunteer
  • Must have a Volunteer Liability Waiver and Confidentiality Agreement on file before doing field work.
Time Commitment:

Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one, two hour survey per month and commit to a minimum of one birding season.

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