Cornell University Lab of Ornithology - eBird News: June 2017
A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
In this issue:
Exclusive peek at new, free, digital field guide tool
eBird data show increasingly 'out of sync' spring migrations
Global Big Day sets new record for single day of birding
eBirder discount to join Neotropical Bird Club
eBirder of the Month: 15+ eligible lists with breeding codes
eBird Illustrated Checklists: first look
A digital field guide for any region in the world; complete with photos,
sounds, and information on the best time of year to find each species.
Illustrated Checklists will be available on eBird in the coming weeks.
For exclusive access before this tool is public, become an eBird Partner.
Beta testing begins next week, so sign up today!
Out of sync with spring
Migratory species in North America are falling 'out of sync' with
spring. A new paper in Scientific Reports uses eBird data to show that
there is an increasing mismatch between when plants leaf out in the
spring and when birds return. Check out lead author Stephen Mayor’s story on eBird.
Global Big Day: birding's biggest day ever
On 13 May 2017, nearly 20,000 birders from 156 countries joined
together as a global team, contributing more than 50,000 checklists
containing 6,564 species—more than 60% of the world’s birds. This is a
new record for the number of bird species reported in a single day, and
it’s thanks to you. Read the full story on eBird.
Neotropical Bird Club eBird discount
The Neotropical Bird Club is
an international club for anyone interested in birds of the Neotropics
(Middle & South America and the Caribbean). NBC member annual
benefits include one issue of the journal Cotinga and two issues of the Neotropical Birdingmagazine—both
well-renowned birding publications featuring cutting-edge science and
birding resources. The normal membership rate is US$48/year, but the NBC
is offering a special rate for eBirders of $39!Learn more.
eBird Mobile 1.5: My eBird
eBird Mobile has been available as a speedy and free data-entry app for iOS and Android
devices since 2015. The most recent versions of the app give exciting
new tools that let you explore your eBird lists and how they compare to
last years. Download eBird Mobile.
Be a Better Birder giveaway
Your June eBirding can help you become a better birder! Each eligible
checklist submitted in June gives you a shot to win 1 of 10 free spots
in the Cornell Lab's Be a Better Birder 1 & 2 courses. See more.
eBirder of the Month
June is breeding bird season for much of the world! Submit 15 eligible checklists in June with at least one breeding code to be in the running for eBirder of the Month and free Zeiss binoculars. Read more.