Mastering eBird: A One-day Workshop
Join eBird Project Coordinator, Ian Davies, for this special one-day workshop! The workshop will include a self-drive birding field trip with this birding expert at Blacks Creek Bird Reserve followed by a classroom session at the World Center for Birds of Prey. Become an eBird expert in one engaging morning!
Want to learn how eBird can help you? Are you just getting started, or a long-time eBirder? However you eBird, this workshop has something for you. We’ll go out birding to learn how eBird can help you in the field, and then come back inside for some hands-on learning about eBird’s bird-finding and list-keeping tools. Please bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop so you can get the most out of your time. Everything will also be projected, but being able to follow along on your own device will be most helpful!
We’ll plan to cover topics like:
- Exploring eBird data to plan trips, inform projects, and answer your bird questions
- Using eBird Mobile to track your sightings more easily than ever before
- Contributing to and learning from from the amazing Macaulay Library media collection
- Entering data so that your checklists are the most useful to you, your fellow eBirders, and the birds we all care about
This will also be a place to answer questions such as:
- How to enter old data
- How to download raw data
- When do you start a new checklist during a morning’s birding?
- If you don’t know which dowitcher it was, is it useful to enter dowitcher sp.?
- How are eBird checklists reviewed?
Bring any and all other eBird questions that you might have!
Ian is the eBird Project Coordinator at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He has been interested in birds since the age of 12, when he visited a bird observatory near his family home in Manomet, Massachusetts. Things have never been the same. His passion for all things bird has taken him to 44 countries in the pursuit of the amazing natural treasures that this world has to offer. Shorebirds are one of his favorite groups of birds, and three summers spent working in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on shorebird breeding ecology cemented that interest for life. One of his passions is sharing the wonder of birds with the wider world through photography, writing, and working at the Cornell Lab!