Citizen Science: eBird

Jan 26, 2016

Credit planetofbirds.com

eBird was launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. It helps bird-watchers keep records of observations. It's another example of citizen science. eBird aggregates millions of bird sightings, which is very useful for scientists studying the movement, survival and behavior of birds.

eBird provides researchers tools to understand all the data that is collected.

PARTICIPANTS:

Brian Sullivan
eBird Coordinator, Western US
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Monterey, CA

Jeff Birek
Outreach Biologist
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Fort Collins, CO

Joel Jorgensen
Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game & Parks Comm.
Lincoln, NE

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