Sunday, October 22, 2017

Cornell Lab of Ornitholgy - eBird News


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

First look at new eBird features

We're excited to be working on several new features for eBird in the next couple months. Before the end of the year, look for a new eBird homepage, automated distance tracking on eBird Mobile for iOS, and more updates that we'll keep up our sleeves. If you want exclusive beta access to new features, please consider becoming an eBird Partner.
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Hurricane impacts on Caribbean birds

This year's Atlantic hurricane season has brought devastation to many parts of the Caribbean, and our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by these storms. In addition to the humanitarian consequences of these storms, bird populations have been significant affected. Thanks to our partners at BirdsCaribbean for this summary: read more.

eBird Science—your birds count

Your valuable eBird sightings contribute to hundreds of scientific studies and on-the-ground conservation impacts. Have you ever wondered how to combine sightings from 350,000 different birdwatchers in a way that provides meaningful data? Whether you're a first-time birder or have been at it for decades, all sightings count. Read the full story.

Wisconsin BBA II Season 3 results

eBird Breeding Bird Atlases have now been running in Wisconsin and Virginia for several years. Wisconsin just finished their third year, where eBirders have already collected breeding information on more than 85,000 checklists containing almost 5 million individual birds. If your state, province, or country is doing an atlas soon, and you're interested in using eBird, let us know! Read more.

Crossbills of North America

Red Crossbills are among the most enigmatic and nomadic of all finches. The good news is that Matt Young and Tim Spahr have put together a piece that helps demystify the 10 'types' of Red Crossbills in North America. Check it out!

Bird Academy giveaway

Go eBirding in October to win a free Cornell Ornithology course. Each eligible checklist submitted in October gives you a shot to win 1 of 5 free spots in the Cornell Lab's "Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology" course. See more.

eBirder of the Month

In October, get out with a camera or microphone to win! Submit 15 eligible checklists in October with at least one rated photo or sound to be in the running for eBirder of the Month and free Zeiss binoculars. Read more.

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