Friday, April 07, 2017

Cornell University - E-Bird News Letter

In this issue:

  • eBird data support conservation actions
  • New BirdCast migration maps
  • Global Big Day participation map
  • eBird Featured Portal: Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II
  • eBirder of the Month Challenge: 15 lists on eBird mobile
  A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

eBird data support conservation actions

Your eBird data support conservation. A new paper in Biological Conservation details more than 150 direct conservation actions resulting from eBird data use. Thank you for making this possible. Read the full story.

BirdCast Migration Maps

BirdCast has taken migration forecasting to a new level, with interactive arrival maps showing each species' northward progressions each passing week. Check out the first batch here, and visit BirdCast for updates throughout the spring!

Global Big Day—where will you be?

13 May 2017—Global Big Day. Check out the Global Big Day 2017 Participation Map, and show the world that your spot is covered. Team Sapsucker will be birding the Yucatan Peninsula—where are you going? Put your marker on the map, and watch a world of eBirders come to life. View map.

eBird Featured Portal:
Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II

The Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II was the first dedicated eBird Atlas portal when it began in 2015, providing real-time block status and breeding evidence maps for atlasers across the project. This 'eBird Atlas' concept was expanded to Virginia last year—if your area has a Breeding Bird Atlas coming up, why not run it through eBird?

Juan Pablo Culasso: A World of Sound

Livestream a Cornell Lab presentation tonight, Monday, April 3 at 7:30PM EDT, where Juan Pablo Culasso will be sharing his inspiring story about ornithology and audio recording as a blind birdwatcher: A World of Sound. If you’re ready to get excited about bird song for the upcoming spring, this is what you’re looking for. See more.

Bird Academy giveaway

This month, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to Be a Better Birder: How to Identify Bird SongsBuild your confidence in birding by ear with this self-paced course, where you’ll practice the art of listening and develop strategies that you can use to commit your local bird sounds to memory. Learn more.

eBirder of the Month

In April, using eBird Mobile will give you a chance at new ZEISS Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars. Submit 15 eligible lists this April using eBird Mobile for a chance to win! See more.

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