Project 5: E-bird Program

Project ID Annual Project Budget for 2017 Executing Group and Partners

5

$20,000 Zamorano Center for Biodiversity, Zamorano UniversitySan Antonio de Oriente, Honduras Oliver Komar, Project coordinator
NAME OF PROJECT
Zamorano University/E-bird Community Educational Program 
Project Location Principal Protected Area Principal Target Species
All of Honduras La Tigra N.P. Azul Meambar N.P. Celaque N.P. Pico Bonito N.P. Santa Bárbara N.P.Sierra de Agalta N.P.
  • Golden-cheeked Warbler
  • Resplendent Quetzal
  • Lovely Cotinga
  • Three-wattled Bellbird
Project History
The eBird database has been developed by Cornell Lab of Ornithology since 2002. Zamorano University has promoted and coordinated use of the eBird database in Honduras since 2011. About the same time, Cornell Lab of Ornithology developed an education curriculum to promote elementary school-level instruction about birds and citizen science called BirdSleuth-International (http://www.birdsleuth.org/international/). BirdSleuth-International engages students in hands-on educational activities, eBird participation, and conservation action projects. Zamorano will expand its activities to implement and adapt the Cornell curriculum to Honduras.
Project Objectives
Get kids interested in birding and bird conservation in urban areas near key national parks and important bird areas in Honduras.
Project Justification

Education of youth in environmental issues is identified as priority in the National Biodiversity Strategy and in most protected area and species management plans.

Project Description

Zamorano University will organize training sessions for elementary school teachers from at least 6 key school districts, to introduce them to available curriculum materials and help them be effective proponents of bird conservation with their students.

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