Citizen science provides one of the most affordable ways of monitoring bird populations and habitats. Through Citizen Science, we are able to reach areas that are not easily accessible in most cases and would also be expensive to employ scientists to cover such areas.
There is a lot of data that is generated by non-conventional scientists and is scattered which only needs to be consolidated and put together.
Shoebill-Watch Uganda is a stock of data on birds and their habitats. Bird watching tourism as a growing niche in Uganda are a good data generation tool that has been ignored and needs to be explored which is what we at Shoebill-Watch Uganda will utilise in addition to other citizen science projects.