Fall Collision Monitoring Volunteers
Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.
Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.
We will be holding a mandatory training for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. This training will be recorded for those who are unable to attend, and we require all volunteers to confirm that they have watched and understood the training prior to signing up for a monitoring day.