Citizen Science: Introduction to eBird
Steve Zehner, a local
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
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.
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.
Becoming a Citizen Scientist - on YouTube
eBird provides additional information in the
very brief, 3-minute, introduction
Introduction to 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.