Our Citizen Science partner "Konrad Lorenz Research Center", running the Citizen Science App "Forschen im Almtal" on the SPOTTERON Platform and initiator of "NestCams", our first collaboration with Zooniverse, started a great initiative. At their research station, they host a colony of Northern Bald Ibis, amazing birds which you can also observe in the "Forschen I'm Almtal" Citizen Science App.
NAMES WANTED FOR IBIS CHICKS!!
Our chicks have been ringed, it's time they get names!
While the chicks of Schreckse and Shannara already accompany their parents to the meadows in the Almtal, the stragglers remain in the nest until they fledge at the age of about 1,5 months.
We are looking forward to your name suggestions for the chicks of:
➡️ Schreckse and Shannara with the initial letter S: 2 chicks
➡ Taska and Tiffi starting with T: 3 chicks
➡ Quetzal and Simon starting with U: 1 chick
Both female and male name suggestions are needed, we do not know the sex of the chicks yet.
You can participate and suggest names directly on their Facebook Page:
Link to the Facebook post
Citizen Science Projects by the Konrad Lorenz Research Center / University of Vienna
You can observe and study Northern Bald Ibis' in two Citizen Science projects by the Konrad Lorenz Research Center of the University Vienna, Austria.
First, in "Forschen im Almtal", Citizen Scientists contribute animal behaviour observations from the Wild Game Park Cumberland area, and in NestCams, you can watch short videos of nests and record what the bird is doing and what is happening in the nest.
You can find both projects on the KLF's hub website: https://www.birdscience.net
Cover Image by: Verena Pühringer-Sturmayr, KLF