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How to Plan a Birding Day Trip With eBird Hotspot Explorer

By on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 - 3 Comments

By Gustave Axelson “Hold Day Open for Birding.” Five sweet words blocking out Nov. 11 on my calendar. Veteran’s Day. Kids off school. Perfect excuse for a birding day trip with the family. But where to go? I’m a relatively … Continue reading

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Cool New Project FeederWatch Website Launches Ahead of New Season

By on Friday, October 18th, 2013 - 3 Comments

The 2013-2014 Project FeederWatch season begins on November 9. This fun citizen-science project is a great way to turn time spent enjoying your feeder into valuable data that scientists can use to understand bird populations. If you’ve never counted before … Continue reading

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All-New eBird Hotspot Explorer Helps You Decide Where to Go Birding

By on Friday, September 13th, 2013 - 2 Comments

We’ve just introduced a brand-new way to find birds with eBird Hotspot Explorer. This elegant, intuitive interface presents eBird sightings database in a map-based format. Warmer colors indicate places with more bird species reported, and you can zoom in or … Continue reading

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Review: New Warbler Guide Practically Sings With Information, Innovation

By on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - 11 Comments

With so many excellent field guides available these days, a market is starting to open up for a new generation of specialty books. The Sibley Guide is still a great book to have along in the field, but even it … Continue reading

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A New eBird Portal for Birders in Central America

By on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 - 1 Comment

We’re happy to announce the launch this week of eBird Centroamérica, a regional Internet portal providing birders, scientists, and the general public with open access to the worldwide eBird database. eBird is a citizen-science project collecting bird observations to document spatial and temporal … Continue reading

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