Audubon Florida coordinates the Jay Watch citizen science program statewide. Volunteers conduct scientific surveys that measure annual nesting success and count the total number of Florida Scrub-Jays at more than 50 sites in 19 counties. The success of the Jay Watch program, and the program’s contributions to the recovery of Florida Scrub-Jays, depends upon dedicated volunteercitizen scientists like you, your family, and your friends.
Audubon is pleased to provide you with our photo-filled, year-end report about Florida Scrub-Jays and the Jay Watch citizen science program. Enjoy the articles and photos about our training programs, Scrub-Jay population trends, new opportunities for volunteers in habitat restoration, and what you can do to help Florida Scrub-Jays.
Remarkably, in just 2013 alone, over 250 volunteers invested nearly 2,050 hours sharpening their skills in onsite trainings and performing field surveys across the state. To join our growing volunteer base of Jay Watchers or gain more information about opportunities across the Florida peninsula, you’ll find our website and contact information on the last page of the report.