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Science and Conservation

How are scientists using the data?

As more birders join eBird and learn to enter their checklists from specific locations and in the best possible way, the database becomes more and more useful to science. Every eBi...


eBird data are being used every day in science and research projects around the world. A partial list of the publications featuring eBird data can be reviewed here: http://ebird.o...

Animated migration maps

Maybe you've seen the cool black and orange animated migration maps based on eBird data? These are created through a modeling process called a Spatio-Temporal Exploratory Model, an...

eBird's Missing Species

Cornell students Andrew Dreelin and Reid Rumelt wrote this article and put together the below spreadsheet, summarizing the 422 species that have yet to be reported in eBird as of J...

Understanding eBird Abundance Models

eBird data are inherently uneven. Birding effort clusters around places where people live (e.g., cities, towns) and good places to observe birds (e.g., wildlife refuges, migration ...

Full hemisphere abundance models

The latest eBird modeling is available on the eBird Status & Trends page. Please see those pages for more details. Those models cover Canada, Alaska, and the lower 48 United S...
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