Since early 2013 Whitehawk has been actively collaborating with eBird, a project developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It is a simple tool you can use to track the birds you have seen anywhere in the world, and store and retrieve your observations at anytime.
The eBird database can be used by:
- You: Keeping track of your personal observations and maintaining lists of all the birds you have seen. You can view your sightings at specific locations or for specific periods of time. Consult lists of birds recorded by other users from different locations and dates.
- Other birders and amateur naturalists: May be a good source of information about the birds in the region where you live.
- Scientists: To discover distribution patterns and movements of birds, including migratory routes, and wintering and breeding grounds, phenology and changes in the distribution areas of the species.
- Conservationists: To identify previously unknown areas or important bird sites, monitor population trends to help design management or recovery plans for threatened or endangered species.
- Environmental educators: They can use the eBird database to teach students about birds in general or about the work scientists are carrying out, including the collection, analysis and interpretation of results.
Over time, this data will be the basis for a better understanding of the distribution of birds in the world. So while you register your personal observations, you will also be contributing to a revolutionary project and collaborating with eBird within the community of birders and ornithology.
If you want to know more about eBird, you can learn more about it by visiting our blog and eBird’s official website. What are you waiting for? Come be a part of this great global project!