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Steve Zehner:

Citizen Science: Introduction to eBird

Steve Zehner, a local central Illinois eBird user, hosted a Zoom virtual meeting with us on becoming citizen scientists with eBird in September 2020.  Steve showed how to use use eBird to plan a trip to local hotspots, record and share bird observations, attach pictures and other media, create lists by location, and set up alerts for birds of interest.

Steve graciously shared his PowerPoint slides and, along with the participants, allowed the virtual meeting to be recorded.  Click below for the slide pack and for the unedited zoom meeting that is streamed from YouTube. 

Steve Zehner's Presentation File

For the ease of streaming to different devices, the entire unedited virtual meeting, which was approximately 40 minutes with an additional 20 minutes of questions, answers, and comments was uploaded to YouTube. 

Recording of Becoming a Citizen Scientist - on YouTube

Additional Resources

eBird provides additional information in the very brief, 3-minute, introduction below

Introduction to eBird

eBird is the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year by eBirders around the world. A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.


Images and data are copyright and used by permission of Steve Zehner. All Rights Reserved.

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