Rare Bird Monitored by Citizen Scientists

Citizen scientists are making more significant contributions in South Carolina where the Swallow-tailed Kite (more) has become severely geographically restricted, and is now considered endangered.

The current extent of the bird’s habitat has been mapped out only because of the reporting of observations from people living in the area. In fact, the ten-year-old national wildlife refuge, Waccamaw, was established based on citizen science observations.

View from the Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Jessica Johnson, The Post and Courier

The South Carolina Swallow-tailed Kites Working Group is heading up critical programs to continue monitoring and mapping the habitat development of the bird. You may join in this project by reporting your own observations and bird sightings by registering with The Center for Birds of Prey, who is managing the on line database.

“Monitoring helps define rarely seen bird’s habitat” :: The Post and Courier Charleston.net :: July 3, 2008 :: [ READ ]


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Last updated October 19, 2020