Welcome to the Painted Bunting Observer Team

Painted Buntings

Were you a part of the PBOT citizen science project between 2007 and 2016?
If so, we need your help again!

A UNC Wilmington graduate student is working with Dr. Jamie Rotenberg (the UNCW professor you may have worked with), and they would like to understand your participation in the PBOT project and the diverse ways the project has impacted you. They have developed a short, 3-5 minute online survey. If you were a part of the PBOT project, please click here to access it. The survey is voluntary, but this project would not be possible without your responses.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ayla Busch at agb8350@uncw.edu or Dr. Troy Frensley at frensleyb@uncw.edu.

Thank you for your participation and for all the work you’ve done to help painted buntings!



Welcome to the PBOT website!  We've updated and modernized our website. If you are new to our website, then welcome to the Painted Bunting Observer Team (PBOT). If you are a returning PBOT friend, you will notice lots of changes! We've also changed the goal of the website in that we are no longer accepting Painted Bunting Observations at this time. If you would like to report your sightings, please visit EBird. Our website is dedicated to information about Painted Buntings across the US and beyond!  Please enjoy the information! Check out our FAQ page under "Read FAQs".