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A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way 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. In time these data will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond. As featured in Chapter 2 of Citizen Science by Caren Cooper.
Flyways! A Watch Party with SciStarter

More than 200 species of shorebirds fly thousands of miles each year along migratory routes called Flyways. Discover how to document species during the upcoming spring migration and hear from Flyways producers and experts from eBird, Merlin and Globe at night during our virtual Flyways Watch Party on April 18th at 5pm ET.