May 13, 2022


8:00 am - 10:00 am

Volunteer Training: Painted Bunting Monitoring

Through this study, volunteers will use point-count surveys to examine the abundance and habitat use of painted buntings at North Inlet. Surveys will be conducted weekly mid-May through early July. Surveys will start at 7:30 AM and take about 2 hours; the day of the week will be determined by volunteer availability.

The eastern population of the painted bunting, Passerina ciris, has shown a general decline since the 1970’s. The population’s small range and restriction to coastal habitats make it vulnerable to habitat loss and degradation due to development and climate change. Monitoring populations is an important step toward identifying the habitat needs of painted buntings in order to ensure optimal painted bunting habitat is conserved in the future.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please register to attend the training session on Friday, May 13th at 8:00 AM.