Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cornell Lab of Ornithology - eBird Newsletter

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  A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology


In this issue:

  • Change Species on your checklists with ease
  • Auto-track your birding routes with eBird Mobile
  • Merlin available in Europe
  • eBird data used in study showing many N. Am. birds most threatened in winter
  • eBirder of the Month: 31+ eligible lists in August to win Zeiss binoculars

Change Species

Still working on gull ID? Even gotten a note from a reviewer, and not had the time to find the image on your computer and re-upload it? Have you ever uploaded a photo to the wrong species on your eBird checklist? With the new Change Species tool, swapping identifications on your lists is a breeze.
Read the full story on eBird.

eBird Android tracks

Every time you start a checklist on eBird Android, you now have the option to keep a GPS track of where you walk for your traveling counts. The ‘tracks’ automatically calculate the distance traveled and time spent eBirding—all you have to do is watch birds! Download eBird Android today.

Want to test GPS tracks for eBird iOS? eBird Partners will have exclusive early access in the coming weeks as eBird Beta Testers. Become an eBird Partner.

Merlin available in Western Europe

The first Merlin packs covering birds in Europe are available for download. Answer a few easy questions or snap a photo, and get real-time answers to your bird ID questions for more than 400 European birds from France to Scandinavia.
Try Merlin now.

Global change and the effects on migratory bird populations wintering in Central America

How do you effectively prioritize conservation decisions for migratory species? Is it better to target species when breeding, wintering, migrating or some mix? How do you build forecast changes in climate and land use when making these decisions? A recent paper in Global Change Biology by a team at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and VU University Amsterdam examine these questions using your eBird data.
Read more.

eBird STEM animations

Every week we will be featuring a new STEM animation, made possible by your eBird data. Check out Barn Swallow, Indigo Bunting, and Wood Thrush, and stay tuned for 200 more species in the coming months!
See all STEM maps.

Be a Better Birder giveaway

Your August eBirding can help you become a better birder! Each eligible checklist submitted in August gives you a shot to win 1 of 10 free spots in the Cornell Lab's Be a Better Birder: Size and Shape. See more.

eBirder of the Month

August is full of interesting and little-known bird movements. If you go out and enjoy what you find, you can will free Zeiss binoculars for your efforts. Submit 31 eligible checklists in June to be in the running. Read more.

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