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USA: "State of the Birds 2011" and Ebird (1 Viewer)

njlarsen

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I just found this: http://www.stateofthebirds.org/

It seems to be an annual report that this year centers on bird distributions on "Public Lands and Waters". The cool thing is this quote stressing how important everyday bird watchers submitting their observations to Ebird is for this kind of publication:

Thank You to eBird Volunteers
Our understanding of bird distributions has greatly improved thanks
to the thousands of bird watchers who have contributed observations to
eBird (www.eBird.org). This effort is especially important for tracking
seasonal and fine-scale changes in bird distributions, which is not possible
with other bird-monitoring programs. However, even this massive
observation network provides only imperfect information for assessing
the year-round status of birds on many remote public lands across the
U.S., including Alaska, Hawai`i, and island territories. We urge birders
to submit more observations to eBird from public refuges, parks, forests,
and wilderness areas. We also urge agencies to support the submission
of current and historical records to eBird and other data archives.

cheers
Niels
 

lulubelle

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Thanks for posting this! I think eBird is a great tool and provides a massive amount of information. I have visited many of the Texas state parks over the last year and I have noticed the paucity of information on birds for some of these parks - referring to literature put out by the parks system itself. Some have no information and a lot is out of date. In checking eBird, I notice that for some of the parks I want to visit, there is not current data. I would love to see the state park systems have access to this information and would love to have more birders birding these areas.
 

njlarsen

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I heard that the coverage in Chile is already so good that range maps just from looking at that data are pretty good :t:

Niels
 
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