Participate: Report Sightings

Do you enjoy bird watching?  Are you interested in bird research, but not ready for bird banding?  

Put your binoculars to good use!  Help locate color-banded birds and contribute to PSBO’s study of Birds Wintering in Urban Landscapes.

PSBO needs year-round volunteer assistance recording sightings of color-banded chickadees, juncos, and Fox Sparrows in the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park areas.  Volunteer sighters can work at their own pace or join other volunteers during scheduled banding sessions.

We are happy to train volunteers interested in helping us re-sight the birds we’ve color-banded.  For more information, send an email to Christine Southwick at

Trained Volunteers

Download and print a copy of our Color Band Sighting Form to take with you in the field.