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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Project PigeonWatch

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):

Contact Information
Name:Margaret A. BarkerStreet:159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
City: IthacaState: New York
Zip Code:14850-Phone: 607 254-2440 800 843 2473
Email:birdeducation@cornell.eduWeb site1:
Fax: 607 254-2415Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):200
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:200 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1987

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Project PigeonWatch participants are urban youth who are introduced to both birds and science through helping scientists research questions such as: Why do pigeons come in so many different colors?

Environments monitored:
Air, Land

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, University scientists
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsUniversity scientists
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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