Participate in Global Big Day
May 13th is Global Big Day…where will you be? The Cornell Lab of Ornithology through its eBird technology encourages the world to participate by recording every bird seen on the Big Day. Launched in 2002 by Cornell in collaboration with National Audubon Society, eBird provides data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution on many levels. This information is stored and archived daily and is available to all via the eBird website. How does the Big Day work? A birder simply enters information as to where, when and what was seen and eBird does the rest.
What are the guidelines? Submit complete checklists into your eBird account for all birds that you see. It can be sitting at a window, driving in a car, or walking in a park. Keep a count of the number of birds that you see by species. Submit multiple lists throughout the day if you stop and start at a new location. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an expert or birdwatch all day, even a half hour in your backyard will help. Once you enter your list, please share it with our team “Orleans Audubon Society.”
Join us in participating in the Global Big Day to support global conservation! For more information go to http://eBird.org/globalbigday.
If you are unfamiliar with eBird, it is easy to use. Simply register for a free eBird account and get started.