Exciting news. eBird – which we already knew was awesome – is being recognized for their contributions and innovations in bird conservation. Every person who has contributed their sightings to eBird has had a hand in the projects success, and I think we all deserve a pat on the back for the immense success of eBird, which is so heavily reliant on volunteers in every aspect.
The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has presented the first Leon Levy Award for Innovation in Bird Conservation to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in recognition of eBird, the widely used citizen-science-driven bird database.“eBird is a game changer in the field,” said George Fenwick, president of ABC. “It enables site-specific and time-specific strategies to enhance bird conservation.”