Turning Interest Into Action
Hi, I am a 13 year old and this is my passion project. Last year in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a nationwide surge in adopting and adding a family pet. For many of us, it was a way to deal with isolation or stay at home policies that gave us more time to love and care for a new pet.
Observing my bird from such close quarters I grew a special fondness for all bird species. I started noticing the birds that came to our backyard or flew over our house. This is when I learned that bird populations in the US have declined over 30% in the last 2 decades.
Deforestation, city expansion, and road construction have resulted in habitat loss and thus population decline. We can help by providing a safe haven in our own backyards to our common bird species.
The Backyard Bird Project aims to track the increase in bird population in the DFW area. Bird Boxes will be provided to you ( I am building these myself so please consider donating for raw materials) with Box Numbers and relevant QR codes. Instruction for different bird boxes will be given, put these in your backyard and update the progress of new birds in your backyard, nesting birds, and the number of little ones born.
I promise you will have a lot of fun seeing the activity and tracking their progress!