Do you all know about e-bird.org? For those who don't, it is a webiste that collects bird observations from birders around the world, including you, and it allows pin-point locationing, keeps a running total of your species, locations, logs, and allows you to view the observations of each species on a map of whatever area you choose as well as many other features. SOmetimes it also helps to know if someone has seen the bird you think you have seen and at the same time of year. Your observations can be used to help scientific research about birds. Check it out!
Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:30 PM
I'm an eBirder, too! I post every time I go birding, as well as at least once a week for my "yardbirds." Besides being useful to others, it's great for keeping life lists. I'm busily entering my mother's notes scattered through 60 years and 5 or 6 field guides, so she will have consolidated lists.
I use it before going out birding to see what others are seeing at that location (we have quite an active group of eBirders in northern Utah). I wish that process was a little easier, though; you can't just enter a birding "hotspot" and see who's seeing what. You have to pick some bird you know everyone is seeing and then use that data to get into their checklists. I hope they will add that feature soon.
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