Thursday, April 26, 2012

eBird, the power of crowd science

eBird is a user-friendly online bird listing application, and much more. Crowd science, small contributions by very large numbers of participants, powers continental-scale analysis of biological diversity. eBird applies the principles of crowd science to birds, their distribution and abundance.

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is the original crowd science application, 112 years of data! eBird is fairly new on the scene but has taken the lead in moving crowd science forward for birds and offering convenient and FREE data storage and light data processing for YOU. eBird enables you to track and sort bird records for locations as small as your backyard or your favorite natural area, your county, your state, and your continent!

eBird is BIG. Today, each month, about 1.6 million observations are submitted online by birders like you.

Discover the power of crowd science. Try exploring eBird data through map locations, bar graphs, and charts, get up to date information about birds seen in your area including specific locations where you can see them yourself. eBird is fun even if you don't use it to store your observation data.

eBird is supported by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon. Donations are welcome!

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