eBird is a real-time, online checklist program 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.
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 which in times to come will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the world.
Oh we missed the best part..! By keeping track of your bird observations and entering them into the eBird database, you’ll benefit, too. You can access your own bird records anytime you want, allowing you an easy way to look at your observations in new ways and to answer your personal questions about what birds you saw and when and where you saw them.
- Read more about eBird – http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/
- Why to eBird – http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/973902-why-should-i-ebird-
- Detailed documentation – eBird guide
So here is a quick snapshot of how to get started with eBird. Happy bird-watching & eBirding 🙂
Getting Started with eBird Infographic © Bird Count India