Citizen Science – Rusty Blackbirds

Over the past years there has been an 88-98 percent drop in the population of the Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus). This lesser-known blackbird was formerly an incredibly abundant bird and this decline in population is one of the most drastic in North America. Last spring, eBird tracked Rusty Blackbird populations during spring migration and found

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eBird – putting your birdlists into the big picture

Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, Ebird is a real-time, online checklist program that is free and easy to use. Their goal is to record as much bird data as possible by both recreational and professional bird watchers. It seems to be working. In 2006, participants reported

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