“More than 85 people fanned out across the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument early
Saturday May 26 on a mission to count birds. In small groups, birding experts and citizen-scientists
began at daybreak surveying 11 different sites within the monument.
A total of 112 bird species were identified during this BioBlitz, including both resident and
migrating species. “It’s remarkable that during one eight-hour period nearly half the number of
species that have been reported during the entire month of May in all of Jackson and Siskiyou
counties were recorded,” says Klamath Bird Observatory Executive Director John Alexander.
A BioBlitz is a communal citizen-scientist effort to record as many species as possible within a
designated time and place. “A BioBlitz is a great way to engage the community and connect them to their monument while generating useful data for science and conservation. They are also an excuse for naturalists, scientists, and curious members of the public to get together in the great outdoors for fun and to contribute something meaningful.” explained Howard Hunter, a board member for the Friends of the Monument.” -From the Friends of the Cascades-Siskiyou National Monument’s BioBlitz Press Release.
Read more in the Friends of the Cascades-Siskiyou National Monument’s BioBlitz Press Release.