We have a number of ongoing projects, and we welcome dedicated citizen scientist volunteers to participate in a variety of roles, including:

  • Breeding Bird Survey Recorder - You don't need to be a bird expert to lend a hand with our conservation projects, just a willingness to spend time outside, take excellent notes, and be our eyes in the field. Some training and field trips required. 

  • Breeding Bird Survey Observer - Refine your birding skills and increase your avian knowledge as you lead data collection along the Jordan River, in City Creek Canyon, and up Parley's Gulch. Interested volunteers should have some experience birding and a willingness to learn more. Trainings, field trips, and surveys required. 
  • Data Entry - Help us enter and manage the data we collect for our citizen science projects.  We'll provide training to get you started!

  • Group Leader/Mentor - Do you have good communication skills? Can you teach others the skills that you know? We are always looking for volunteers to help us train incoming citizen scientists and members of the community who participate in our program. 

  • Non-breeding Season Surveyor - We survey our study sites year-round, not just when the birds are at their highest activity levels during the Spring and Summer! Citizen Scientist volunteers can accompany Group Leaders on non-breeding bird surveys throughout the year. 

We provide indoor training at the end of February and field training in March and April. Our breeding-season surveys are conducted April-July.

Interested in joining our citizen science team? Email cooperf@tracyaviary.org for more information about current projects and opportunities.