Research Tools 

Link to Field Research area

CADC provides extensive tools and resources for scientists and professionals doing research on birds in the field. Download California Avian Data will give you access to vast amounts of historical avian research that has taken place in California. The Field Research Tools are instructions, forms, data tables, and more for conducting a wide variety of avian research projects.

As a researcher, you can download data on bird observations made throughout California, including project metadata, observation data and sampling event data. Currently, you can download data about California bird observations from the Avian Knowledge Network. Use the Download menu choice above to access the bird observation data download tools.

If you are a non-professional interested in doing research on birds, we suggest investigating our Citizen Scientist area of the site.

Field Research Tools

Field Data Collection Tools

Learn how to take point counts, keep a journal, and conduct area searches

Click the type of tools you are interested in using:

>> General Field Work
>> Songbirds
>> Shorebirds
>> Rails
>> Marine
>> Oil Spill Response
>> California eBird

Citizen Science area

Citizen Scientist Corner

Have you always loved birds? Learn about opportunities to participate in bird tracking, banding and counting projects with Point Blue scientists.

Start here to find out more about becoming a Citizen Scientist