How to put Google Maps in eBird Species Comments

ZacharyeBird, TutorialLeave a Comment

You’re probably getting excited…  Google Maps in eBird checklists??  Yes, it’s real! Here’s an example: But before I let you in on how to do this, I should probably introduce myself. I’m Zachary DeBruine, a Hope College, MI Biochemistry major, also an on-the-side eBird-affiliated web developer (check out my website: www.birdventurebirding.com), a classical organist/pianist, and a birder. In the past, … Read More

BirdTrax: a new eBird tool from Birdventure

Drew WeberBird Sightings, eBirdLeave a Comment

Just last night, Zachary DeBruine released a total rewrite of the eBird Recent Sightings gadget. BirdTrax allows you to keep a close eye on local sightings, either close to a set of coordinates, in a county, or a state/province. You initially are at the Sightings tab and get a list of species that were recently seen in your area of … Read More

eBird Hotspot Merging Tutorial

Drew WebereBird, Nemesis Bird Podcast, Tutorial1 Comment

Sometimes you just gotta clean up your eBird locations. Maybe you’ve made personal locations in an area that now has a hotspot and want your data to contribute to the hotspot barcharts and species lists. Follow the tutorial below to learn how to do this.

Photo Study: Dickcissels in Mercer County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, distribution, eBird, General News and Info, photo study, Photography, Rarities9 Comments

Drew recently posted about this summer’s influx of Dickcissel sightings throughout Pennsylvania. This past Saturday, I was finally able to get in on the action and visit a site in Mercer County where quite a few Dickcissels have been seen over the past two weeks. After a few minutes of trying to find the exact spot, my friend Josh Lefever … Read More

Dickcissel Summer

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, distribution, eBird, General News and Info, Ranges and Distributions, Rarities, Science9 Comments

[dc]T[/dc]his year, Pennsylvania is experiencing an increase in Dickcissel sightings, particularly in the western counties. Whether this is more coverage by birders or actual increases is hard to tell. Yesterday, Bob Mulvihill shared a great article he wrote in Pennsylvania Birds on the Dickcissel invasion in 1988 which linked that influx to the droughts in the central part of the US. … Read More

Tips for eBirding the PA Migration Count

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Birding, Conservation Issues, eBird, Listing, TutorialLeave a Comment

Each year on the second Saturday of May, Pennsylvania birders hit the forests, lakes and fields to find as many species as they can in each county. This is a great opportunity to get out and bird at the peak of spring warbler migration. The goal of the project is to gain a better understanding of the populations of birds … Read More

Review: BirdsEye BirdLog

Drew WeberApps, eBird, General News and Info, Reviews7 Comments

Finally. An app to submit eBird checklists was just released and I am pretty pumped about it. BirdsEye BirdLog has been available for Android and in testing for iPhone for quite a while as they worked out the kinks and made it better. With its official release today, I expect to see an uptick in submissions as people latch on … Read More

Birds to Look For – Centre Co, PA (Last week of March)

Alex LamoreauxAnalysis, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, distribution, eBird, General News and Info, General Rant, Migration, Migration Update, Photography, Predictions, Science2 Comments

This coming weekend marks the beginning of the last week of March. April is so close and beginning in just the first week of April, we will see huge pushes of newly-arriving spring migrants into our area. This last week of March is very important too, however, and I have tried to go through eBird bar charts for Centre County … Read More

Spring Migration Predictions – Second Half of March

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird News, birds in flight, eBird, General News and Info, General Rant, Migration, Photography, Predictions6 Comments

If you’ve been out birding recently, you’ll know that there are signs of spring everywhere you look – especially if you are looking at birds! Snow Geese just staged their massive showing at Middle Creek WMA, Ring-billed Gulls are flowing up our rivers by the thousands, and Eastern Phoebes are popping up all over! Spring migration is in full swing, … Read More

The PA 150 Ticks Project

Drew WeberBirding, eBird, General News and Info1 Comment

Recently, there was a challenge issued on the PA Birders facebook page that, as a community, we should attempt to report 150 species to eBird for each county. I thought this was a worthy challenge and so I made some maps of the eBird data from 2011 for inspiration. In 2011, we managed 11,362 county ticks with all our effort combined. … Read More