Bird Conservation No.7 September 2005

Many of BirdLife Botswana’s projects involve members of the public who collect information on birds (following strict procedures) and send it in to a central database where it is analysed scientifically. This is known as ‘citizen science’, the value of which cannot be over-emphasised. Take for example, the Bird Atlas of Botswana which documents the distribution of all species of birds found throughout the country – this highly-acclaimed work simply could not have been undertaken without the hundreds of birders who voluntarily contributed their sightings in an organised way. 

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