Citizen Science

Engage with the LSWC Through Citizen Science!

The LSWC will be promoting citizen science initiatives like this in the coming months, so get familiar with these apps now and get a head start on mapping your sightings! 

NatureLynx

 

NatureLynx is an Alberta based database built by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute for citizen scientists to record their sightings and share data with the scientific community.  The LSWC has a group on NatureLynx!

Creating an account is free and easy!

 

 Check us out and add your sightings to the Lesser Slave Watershed group to help us monitor the biodiversity of the watershed! 

iNaturalist

 iNaturalist is a database for citizen scientists to record sightings and help contribute to science.

Create a free account and access sightings from around the world!

You can also use it to help identify species using the community's knowledge base and experience to identify species! 

Check out the sightings already recorded for the Lesser Slave Watershed region here!

Help us build our database by adding your sightings! 

Project FeederWatch

Create an account here and start inputting data today!

The project helps collect bird data all year to help scientists track migration patterns and bird population abundance! 

Are you an avid bird watcher? Interested in birding? Check out the Cornell Lab's Project FeederWatch website.

 This is an excellent way to get into birding and share sightings to influence scientific discoveries! And the best part? You can participate in this citizen science initiative from your own yard! Just watch your bird feeder and snap pictures to gather quality data for the birding database! It is quick, easy and convenient! 

Alberta Bat Program

Report a bat sighting or roost to help provide much needed data to monitor and better understand bats in Alberta! Learn more about the Project here. There are two ways that you can participate in this program! You can either report a roost or report a bat sighting!

 

For the best data, try to record a location, time of day, how many individuals you found, anything unusual about the sighting, and even a clear image of the sighting!