Tag Archives: eBird

Wildlife of the real Gilligan’s Island(s)


Please don’t ask how I come up with these things because I can’t explain it, but I found myself wondering if anyone had ever eBirded Gilligan’s Island? Rabbit hole: entered. Quick history: Gilligan’s Island was a goofy comedy brainchild of … Continue reading

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Historical data – shorebirds and a sea turtle on the Virginia Coast Reserve


Long ago my life was quite different. I spent a lot more time outside and I traveled to some pretty wild places. I did not, however, carry a camera with me. Back in those days, you might have a compact … Continue reading

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eBird News – October 2016


Here’s the latest eBird News newsletter.  Some highlights: Wisconsin’s second breeding bird atlas is underway, and as we pioneered for Pennsylvania’s second atlas, Wisconsin is using the eBird platform for atlasing.  Looks like it’s working great! Hurricane Birds The remnants … Continue reading

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eBird News – September 2016 newsletter


In this issue: eBird Profile Pages are here! 2016 eBird Taxonomy update Your historic eBird sightings make a difference Free trial of the newly updated Birds of North America Get early access to new features in eBird as an eBird Partner … Continue reading

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2016 Partners in Flight Landbird Conservation Plan


The updated Landbird Conservation Plan from Partners in Flight has just been released. As with previous iterations, the emphasis is on applying objective criteria to determine those species in most need of conservation, delineating the habitats within ecoregions important for … Continue reading

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Birding a slice across the Emerald Isle


Well, it’s not really birding.  It was more like paying attention to what birds were around while sightseeing, but it was enough to help me compile a list of 56 species (including 16 lifers!) during the last week of June … Continue reading

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2016 State of the Birds


It ain’t much better than the last one.  Check out the press release for the 2016 State of the Birds Report to see the gains and losses in conservation, and consider options for the future. (Complete and well-organized overview here.) … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin, April 2016


  The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and … Continue reading

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eBird News – March 2016


Team eBird has announced a Global Big Day on May 14th, 2016.  I can hardly wait – I love stuff like this! Program description and additional information are available at eBird News.  

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eBird News Dec. 2015


Check out the latest eBird News! In this issue: eBird Mobile available for Android and iOS! eBird Photo of the Month: Cinereous Owl eBird Store—holiday gifts! eBirding your Christmas Bird Counts Team eBird is Hiring—Android and Web Developers Special Offer … Continue reading

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eBird news – August 2015


Latest eBird News here! In addition to the latest BirdCast, I’m especially interested to learn more about eBird Taiwan!

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eBird News and the Global Big Day


Among other interesting stories, the latest eBird news announces a new line of eBird merch and a Global Big Day on May 9th!

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New records set for the Great Backyard Bird Count, 2015


The summary has been completed, and the 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count set records yet again for species encountered and checklists submitted.  There might be no better example of the power of citizen scientists than the meteoric rise of this … Continue reading

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Birds on the move in July: BirdCast


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has just released a summary of migration forecasting for July through BirdCast. Yes, it is cool. Here’s a taste: Chipping Sparrows are showing up in the Southeast: That would seem to square with this radar … Continue reading

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eBird Occurrence Maps


I think my favorite product or application from eBird has to be their “Occurrence Maps” produced by their innovative Spatio-Temporal Exploratory Model (STEM) maps.  Here’s how they describe the process and the data used to construct these maps, direct from … Continue reading

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eBird News – inaugural issue from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology


Following updates on eBird is easy with their new newsletter.  This first issue features an important journal article recently published that illustrates the growth and power of eBird as a tool for conservation.

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Great Backyard Bird Count – update 20 Feb. 2014


GBBC eNewsletter February 20, 2014 Although data are still coming in, it’s clear that the 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count is on track to be another record-breaker! By mid-morning today participants from a record 131 countries had submitted bird checklists, eclipsing last year’s 110 … Continue reading

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eBird ease, and power


Are you eBirding?  Here’s why I think you should be.  I wrote the following in response to some questions about eBird on our OKbirds listerv.  The eBird-hesitant tend to worry that the learning curve is steep for eBird or that … Continue reading

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Stillwater Christmas Bird Count – 2012


As I have for several years now, I led a group of hopeful owl-watchers in the field on Saturday to one of my favorite local birding spots:  Lake Carl Blackwell.  In this, the 113th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, I … Continue reading

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The Waterthrush Podcast #3: Question Mark?


Episode 3 is now live at eatmorecookies.wordpress.com.

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