Birds on Your Land

A critical first step in strategic conservation is knowing where, when, and what species of wildlife occur on your land. eBird, a Citizen Science project operated by the Cornell Lab, is an important tool available to land trusts for determining the presence/absence of bird species, monitoring populations, storing and visualizing data, and engaging the bird watching community. Below we describe the many facets of eBird and provide instructions for getting the most out of this easy to use, yet powerful resource.

Citizen Science project operated by the Cornell Lab, is an important tool available to land trusts for determining the presence/absence of bird species, monitoring populations, storing and visualizing data, and engaging the bird watching community. Below we describe the many facets of eBird and provide instructions for getting the most out of this easy to use, yet powerful resource.

  • What is eBird?

    eBird is one of the largest repositories of biodiversity data in the world, harnessing the passion and enthusiasm that people have for birds and turning it into a powerful tool for research, conservation, and community engagement.

  • Benefits of eBird

    eBird is an important tool for storing and visualizing data, informing grant applications, engaging your community, monitoring and evaluating management, and informing planning and land prioritization.

  • How to Use eBird

    Explore eBird tutorials along with the free, 20-minute eBird Essentials course offered by Bird Academy and get started using hot spots if you wish to engage the public with data collection on your preserves.

  • Land Trusts Using eBird

    Land trusts use eBird to build capacity for their conservation work and support their land acquisition and planning in many ways. Read examples of how these groups are successfully using eBird.

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