For those of you who haven’t used eBird much (or at all) this is another reminder. eBird’s ease of use and reporting tools are fun and important for bird conservation data. Since the first of the year we have made an effort to submit as many daily checklists as possible for the counties we bird in.
So far we have submitted 11 checklists for a total of 34 species. As the weather gets better (and there is more daylight/time for birding) these numbers will increase dramatically. It will be fun to review the data after 6 months, a year, two years, five years and more!
As of January 31st, Illinois birders have only submitted 486 checklists in 2007. New York has submitted over 3,200!