|Presented By||Cornell Lab of Ornithology|
|Goal||Collect, archive, and search bird observations.|
|Task||Visit our website to find out more details.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.
The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observations with a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, and conservation biologists. In time these data will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond.
As featured in Chapter 2 of Citizen Science by Caren Cooper.
|How to Join||
1. Record the birds you see
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Every day|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||While fishing, On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school|
|Tags||birding, birds, birdwatching, bird watching, ebird, ecology, girl scouts|
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