Community Science

Bird Alliance of Oregon’s community science projects span the urban environment from the Portland Metro region to the coast as well as eastern Oregon. We engage members of the public to help us better understand the ecology of birds and other wildlife as well as the habitats they depend on. These efforts enable us to more effectively accomplish our conservation efforts and help influence public policy.

Community science is a great way to have fun, learn about the natural world, and make a difference for wildlife. You don’t have to be a bird expert to participate and we offer trainings for some projects. If you have a  desire to learn, a love of wildlife and the patience to observe the natural world, consider joining one or more of the projects listed below.

For more information about the community science projects listed below as well as previous projects, contact Joe Liebezeit at

Community Science Volunteer Resources

Safety Protocols

Log Your Community Science Hours

Thank you for logging your community science hours! Your contribution makes an impact, as our community science efforts help influence environmental protections and policies. Tracking your hours helps us quantify how many volunteers support our projects.

  • Community Science volunteer only. (You do not volunteer in other areas with Bird Alliance of Oregon): Click here to document your hours
  • Bird Alliance of Oregon volunteer. (You have gone through an orientation with our Portland office, you have a name tag and t-shirt, you may be involved in other areas as a volunteer):): Log your hours on Better Impact