Backyard Birding and Citizen Science. Love watching birds in your backyard, but want to take your hobby to the next level? Learn how to get involved in bird research as a citizen scientist! Birds are some of the most well-known, well-loved, and best understood animals on the planet, but there are still gaps in our scientific understanding. By becoming a citizen scientist, making simple observations of birds in your own backyard, and reporting what you see online, you can make valuable contributions to our overall understanding of birds and the important services they provide. Join Chris Goforth, Head of Citizen Science at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, to learn about some of the many ways that you can get involved in bird research as a citizen scientist and help conserve these beautiful and charismatic animals well into the future. Free; registration required.