Nebraska Outdoor Calendar
Nebraska Bird Month: 2022 BirdBlitz
May 1 @ 12:00 am - May 31 @ 12:00 amFree!
May is Nebraska Bird Month. Celebrate by participating in the Nebraska Bird Month: 2022 BirdBlitz
The Nebraska Bird-Month BirdBlitz is similar to a bioblitz, which is an event where community members work to identify as many species as possible in a specific area over a designated period of time.
The Nebraska Bird Month BirdBlitz will focus specifically on birds the entire month of May. From anywhere in the state you can participate in this community science project. Head outside anywhere you can. When you find a bird, take a picture or record the sound of the bird. Next, upload your image or sound to iNaturalist – an online community science platform.
Not sure what bird you snapped a photo of. No problem. The app will make suggestions based on your photo. Or, members in the iNaturalist community will confirm or refine your observation. After two people have confirmed your bird, you will have collected a research grade observation that scientists will use! When you make an observation in iNaturalist, not only are you learning more about Nebraska birds and their populations but you are helping local and global experts collect real scientific data. For more information on how to join this endeavor head over to the Nebraska Bird Month website, www.nebraskabirdmonth.org.