eBird 101: How and Why To Use eBird
eBird is a global birdwatching and citizen science project run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that not only contributes to the scientific database, but has become a powerful personal tool that birdwatchers can use to keep track of bird sightings, manage bird lists, photos, and audio recordings, see real-time maps of species distribution, and find places to go birding.
This approximately 2-hour program will be divided into two parts. A classroom session will be held first where instructors will help you get started on eBird and go over best practices for using the website and the mobile app. Following that there will be a short trip into the field during which we will practice using eBird.
The classroom portion of this program will take place under an accessible pavilion and will be held rain or shine. If you are planning on using eBird on your phone, please have the mobile app (which is free) downloaded before you arrive. We are expecting to have WiFi available during the program, so if you use a laptop you may want to bring that also. You may wish to bring binoculars if you have them for the birding portion of the class.
This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome, although children must be accompanied by an adult.
Accessible restrooms are available on site.
Meet in the visitor parking lot west of the main entrance.