Since our crowdsourcing site markmybird.org launched in September 2015 we have had scores of brilliant citizen scientists offer their time, skills and curiosity to this research project.
This month our 1000th citizen science volunteer signed up to the site- a fantastic milestone!
This year will see the publication of our first paper resulting from this study, an achievement that has been aided in no small part by this generosity from interested individuals. Every landmarked scan has helped us reach this stage and will assist in increasing our understanding of avian evolution.
The work isn’t over yet though- data collection is still continuing in museum collections and more scans means more landmarking! Whether you want to learn more about research of this nature, wonder about the ways museum specimens are utilised in modern science, are interested in the amazing diversity of birds or just curious about what we’re up to, markmybird has lots to explore for everyone. No matter what your background, age or experience, anyone can sign-up and have a go, so head on over!