According to those that tally such things, there are about 60 million birders in America – and that was five years ago. Birders can be a force when it comes to conservation, which interests Terry Rich, a Ph.D. student at Boise State University and previously the National Coordinator for Partners in Flight.
He is asking birders to participate in a survey designed to evaluate the relationship between birding and conservation attitudes and behaviors. In his own words: "I am working on a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Boise State University. Through my research, I’m interested in discovering the link between the attributes of individual birders in the United States and the type and intensity of bird conservation action they take. Results will be used to improve public policies for bird conservation."
The survey takes about 10 minutes and is anonymous.
Go to the survey, which also has Terry's contact information.