Tom Auer

Geospatial Data Science Team Lead


Geographic Information Science • Geovisualization • Statistical Programming • Cloud Computing • Workflow Architecture

I help lead the production efforts for eBird Status and Trends and the development of geovisualizations of these products for public engagement, science, and conservation. The results of this work can be seen at eBird Science. I love being able to go from birder to computer scientist to conservation advocate all in one job, because I think that eBird has the power to become the key tool for describing the status and trends of the world’s birds.


M.S., Geography, Penn State University
B.S., Biology, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Spark Moment

My spark birding was a winter tour near Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, where we had Gyrfalcon, Snowy Owl, and Harlequin Duck, among other great birds. It was hard not to be hooked after all those awesome winter gems.

Recent Publications

Tom Auer
Center Avian Population Studies
Projects eBird

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