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3rd Sep

2016

eBird

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eBird is a way to track the birds of Riverlot 56.

Riverlot 56 is a hotspot for birding in the Edmonton region. What that means is that birders or bird watchers can record the sightings of birds they see in the natural area as part of an international collection of such data involving perhaps tens of thousands of like-minded birders worldwide.

Here’s a description of what eBird is all about:

• Global tools for birders, critical data for science

• Record the birds you see

• Keep track of your bird lists

• Explore dynamic maps and graphs

• Share your sightings and join the eBird community

• Contribute to science and conservation

 

So, are you interested in what birds are being seen at Riverlot 56?

Here’s the location to go to to see data collected over the last number of years. So far, around 90 species have been noted.

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L207055?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

 

About eBird:

A real-time, online checklist program, e.Bird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. eBird’s goal is to maximize the utility and accessibility of the vast numbers of bird observations made each year by recreational and professional bird watchers. It is amassing one of the largest and fastest growing biodiversity data resources in existence. For example, in May 2015, participants reported more than 9.5 million bird observations across the world! The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observations with a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, and conservation biologists. In time these data will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond.