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Sunday, May 07, 2017
Cornell Lab of *Ornithology - eBird News: May 2017
(*That means bird watching, for you folks in Rio Linda)
In this issue:
Global Big Day—13 May: one week away!
400 million eBird sightings, 3 million photos
BirdCast migration forecasts
eBirding on May 13 can win you binoculars, ornithology course
13 May 2017—Global Big Day
Birding's biggest day is just one week away. 150 countries. 17,000
birders. 60% of the world's bird species. Are you ready to have fun on
Global Big Day? Wherever you are, your sightings can make a difference.
Every bird counts. Be a part of it. Learn more on eBird.
Red-tailed Hawks made a big difference at eBird this month. On
8 April, a Red-tailed Hawk entered by Bill Thompson from Massachusetts
was the 400-millionth sighting in eBird. A couple weeks later, Suzanne
Pudelek added the above photo of Red-tailed Hawk from Michigan—the
3-millionth bird photograph in the Macaulay Library archive! Read more.
Global Big Day webinars
The Cornell Lab’s BirdSleuth K-12 education program is hosting a series webinar for educators focusing on Global Big Day. The webinar will be offered four times, twice each in English and Spanish, on 9 May and 11 May. More details.
Merlin Most Likely
Ever wanted to know what species are most common
where you are? With Merlin's new "most likely birds" feature, you can
view the most common birds at any location in the world—all thanks to
the 400 million eBird sightings that you've contributed. Learn more here.
BirdCast Migration forecasts
Want to know what spring migrants are on your doorstep? What the next species of warbler in your backyard should be? Check out BirdCast to see what you can find this weekend and for the rest of the spring.
Win a free Ornithology course
Have you wondered how birds navigate in migration? The science behind
flight? Every eligible checklist on 13 May gives you a shot at one of 5
free spots in the Cornell Lab's Ornithology course. See more.
Zeiss eBirder of the Month
Need another reason to be excited about Global Big Day? Submit 3
eligible checklists on 13 May and to be in the running for eBirder of
the Month, and free Zeiss binoculars. See more.