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eBird is a large component of this year’s ‘State of the Birds’ report

The 2011 State of the Birds Report was released this week, featuring eBird data at its core. The same models that produce the eBird occurrence maps, created with the generous support of the Leon Levy Foundation, are a fundamental building block for the 2011 version of the most important bird conservation report in the United [read more…]

Two bits of eBird news

Brian Sullivan usually writes about eBird here at the ABA blog, but since he's probably taking some time to recover from an epic 24 hour run at the ABA area Big Day record in Texas this week (you can follow their day on their twitter feed, as of the time I'm writing this they're still [read more…]

New eBird data entry tools nearly here: we need your help!

Data entry is the engine that drives eBird. Without birders entering their data every day, eBird would cease to exist. The first thing birders want to do when getting back from the field is to get their observations into the database and onto their various bird lists. Because of this, we consider any change to [read more…]

BirdsEye App Coming to Android…and the World

I assume most of the folks reading this blog are familiar with the mobile app called BirdsEye. BirdsEye was the first (and still the only) app to sync with data in the eBird database at Cornell Lab of Ornithology. By displaying bird location data from eBird onto an expandable map, BirdsEye shows you what birds [read more…]

Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend!

Are you counting birds this weekend?  The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada hopes you are.

It's a natural fit: eBirders and the Great Backyard Bird Count. We know you're committed to watching birds and recording your sightings in eBird, so we'd like to invite you to share your [read more…]

Go global with the new eBird taxonomy

In June of 2010 we made eBird data entry available around the world. This enabled traveling ABA area birders to keep all their bird lists under one roof at eBird. But implementing a single field taxonomy for all birds around the world has proven challenging. I call it a 'field taxonomy' because eBird moves beyond [read more…]

Keep track of your yard list with eBird!

Every day I try to spend at least 15 minutes watching and counting birds in my yard. It's amazing to see how things change from day to day, and at different times of the day. If I go out at dawn I can see and hear most of the local residents that inhabit the California [read more…]

eBird Launches New Animated Migration Maps

eBird is a free online tool for birders that allows you to record the birds you see and keep track of your lists anywhere around the world. Each time you submit an observation to eBird, the record is permanently archived, made available to birders, and also to researchers and conservationists. Our simple hypothesis is that [read more…]