WORKSHOP: eBird as a Tool for Conservation Organizations
March 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Birds tell us about habitat. Knowing what birds are seen on a property can help us track habitat quality and inform land management practices. eBird is the world’s largest citizen science project tracking biodiversity. Join Anne Swaim, Executive Director of the Saw Mill River Audubon for a hands-on workshop where participants will discover how to use eBird as a tool for monitoring, decision support, and engaging community members. This workshop will also cover use of Cornell’s Merlin Bird ID app which assists in bird identification, for birders of all levels.
In this combination field and classroom training, participants will learn how to add new bird sightings to eBird through the eBird web site and mobile app, and how to explore and visualize existing eBird data. The workshop will include a special emphasis on how to train volunteers, landowners, and members of the public to use eBird to advance your organization’s outreach, stewardship, or land protection work.