About eBird


When you submit a checklist to eBird, you make your observations available to the global community of researchers, educators, conservationists, birders and anyone else with an interest in birds. This list of publications highlights ways in which eBird data are being put to use. We would like this list of publications to be as inclusive as possible so if you know of other publications that have made use of eBird, please let us know at ebird@cornell.edu.


Noske, Richard A. (2015).  “The Contribution of Queensland Birdwatchers to Ornithology: How Does it Compare With That of Other States?” The Sunbird (2015) 45(1): 15–27.

Skevington, J. H., J. Pawlicki, S. Kelso, K. C. R. Kerr, and M. Jacklin (2015). “Subspecific identification of the Great Lakes’ first Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) using DNA.” Canadian Field-Naturalist 129(1): 53–59.


Bonney, R., J. L. Shirk, T. B. Phillips, A. Wiggins, H. L. Ballard, A. J. Miller-Rushing and J. K. Parrish (2014). “Next Steps for Citizen Science.” Science 343(6178): 1436-1437.

Humphries, G. R. and F. Huettmann (2014). “Putting models to a good use: a rapid assessment of Arctic seabird biodiversity indicates potential conflicts with shipping lanes and human activity.” Diversity and Distributions 20(4): 478-490.

Keil, P., A. M. Wilson and W. Jetz (2014). “Uncertainty, priors, autocorrelation and disparate data in downscaling of species distributions.” Diversity and Distributions 20(7): 797-812.

Lagoze, C. (2014). “eBird: Curating Citizen Science Data for Use by Diverse Communities.” International Journal of Digital Curation 9(1): 71-82.

La Sorte, F. A., D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, A. Farnsworth, A. D. Rodewald, K. V. Rosenberg, B. L. Sullivan, D. W. Winkler, C. Wood, S. Kelling and W. Daniel Kissling (2014). “The role of atmospheric conditions in the seasonal dynamics of North American migration flyways.” Journal of Biogeography: n/a-n/a.

La Sorte, F. A., M. W. Tingley and A. H. Hurlbert (2014). “The role of urban and agricultural areas during avian migration: an assessment of within-year temporal turnover.” Global Ecology and Biogeography: n/a-n/a.

Lees, A. C., R. W. Martin and A. Amar (2014). “Exposing hidden endemism in a Neotropical forest raptor using citizen science.” Ibis: n/a-n/a.

Patton, E. W., P. Seyed, P. Wang, L. Fu, F. J. Dein, R. S. Bristol and D. L. McGuinness (2014). “SemantEco: A semantically powered modular architecture for integrating distributed environmental and ecological data.” Future Generation Computer Systems 36: 430-440.

Petitpas, R. and S. Randalls. (2014). “Ciencia ciudadana y relación público-ciencia en el estudio de las aves en Chile: el caso de eBird.” XI Chilean Congress of Ornithology, La Serena. October  13–17.

Robertson, T., M. Doring, R. Guralnick, D. Bloom, J. Wieczorek, K. Braak, J. Otegui, L. Russell and P. Desmet (2014). “The GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit: Facilitating the Efficient Publishing of Biodiversity Data on the Internet.” PLoS One 9(8): e102623.

Sohl, T. L. (2014). “The relative impacts of climate and land-use change on conterminous United States bird species from 2001 to 2075.” PLoS One 9(11): e112251.

Sullivan, B. L., J. L. Aycrigg, J. H. Barry, R. E. Bonney, N. Bruns, C. B. Cooper, T. Damoulas, A. A. Dhondt, T. Dietterich, A. Farnsworth, D. Fink, J. W. Fitzpatrick, T. Fredericks, J. Gerbracht, C. Gomes, W. M. Hochachka, M. J. Iliff, C. Lagoze, F. A. La Sorte, M. Merrifield, W. Morris, T. B. Phillips, M. Reynolds, A. D. Rodewald, K. V. Rosenberg, N. M. Trautmann, A. Wiggins, D. W. Winkler, W.-K. Wong, C. L. Wood, J. Yu and S. Kelling (2014). “The eBird enterprise: An integrated approach to development and application of citizen science.” Biological Conservation 169: 31-40.

Taylor, Scott A., Thomas A. White, Wesley M. Hochachka, V. Ferretti, Robert L. Curry and I. Lovette (2014). “Climate-Mediated Movement of an Avian Hybrid Zone.” Current Biology 24(6): 671-676.

Yu, J., W. K. Wong and S. Kelling (2014). “Clustering Species Accumulation Curves to Identify Skill Levels of Citizen Scientists Participating in the eBird Project.” Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Yu, J., R. A. Hutchinson and W. K. Wong (2014). “A Latent Variable Model for Discovering Bird Species Commonly Misidentified by Citizen Scientists.” Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.


Altshuler, D. L., K. L. Cockle and W. A. Boyle (2013). “North American ornithology in transition.” Biol Lett 9(1): 20120876.

Baltensperger, A., T. Mullet, M. Schmid, G. Humphries, L. Kövér and F. Huettmann (2013). “Seasonal observations and machine-learning-based spatial model predictions for the common raven (Corvus corax) in the urban, sub-arctic environment of Fairbanks, Alaska.” Polar biology 36(11): 1587-1599.

Courter, J. R., R. J. Johnson, C. M. Stuyck, B. A. Lang and E. W. Kaiser (2013). “Weekend bias in Citizen Science data reporting: implications for phenology studies.” Int J Biometeorol 57(5): 715-720.

Fink, D., Damoulas, T., Dave, J. 2013. Adaptive Spatio-Temporal Exploratory Models: Hemisphere-wide species distributions from massively crowdsourced eBird data. Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-13) July 14–18, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

Ghosh, J. and A. Sharma (2013). Actionable Mining of Large, Multi-relational Data Using Localized Predictive Models. Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. A. Fred, J. G. Dietz, K. Liu and J. Filipe, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 272: 3-22.

Gibbons, R.E., J. Barrio, G.A. Bravo, and L. Alza. 2011.Assessing the geographic range of Black‐fronted Ground‐Tyrants (Muscisaxicola frontalis) using extralimital and winter range occurrence records and ecological niche modeling. Journal of Field Ornithology 82 (4), 355-365. Access online.

Hampton, S. E., C. A. Strasser, J. J. Tewksbury, W. K. Gram, A. E. Budden, A. L. Batcheller, C. S. Duke and J. H. Porter (2013). “Big data and the future of ecology.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(3): 156-162.

Hosner, P. A., N. C. Boggess, P. Alviola, L. A. Sanchez-gonzalez, C. H. Oliveros Rolly Urriza and R. G. Moyle (2013). “Phylogeography of the Robsonius Ground-Warblers (Passeriformes: Locustellidae) Reveals an Undescribed Species from Northeastern Luzon, Philippines.” The Condor 115(3): 630-639.

Kelling, S., D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, K. V. Rosenberg, R. Cook, T. Damoulas, C. Silva, and W. K. Michener. 2013. Estimating species distributions — across space, through time, and with features of the environment. Pages 441-458 in M. Atkinson, R. Baxter, P. Brezany, O. Corcho, M. Galea, J. van Hemert, M. Parsons, and D. Snelling, editors. The Data Bonanza: Improving Knowledge Discovery in Science, Engineering, and Business. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Kelling, S., C. Lagoze, W.-K. Wong, J. Yu, T. Damoulas, J. Gerbracht, D. Fink and C. Gomes (2013). “eBird: A Human / Computer Learning Network to Improve Biodiversity Conservation and Research.” AI Magazine 34(1): 10-20.

La Sorte, F. A., D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, J. P. DeLong and S. Kelling (2013). “Population-level scaling of avian migration speed with body size and migration distance for powered fliers.” Ecology 94(8): 1839-1847.

Laughlin, A. J., C. M. Taylor, D. W. Bradley, D. LeClair, R. G. Clark, R. D. Dawson, P. O. Dunn, A. Horn, M. Leonard, D. R. Sheldon, D. Shutler, L. A. Whittingham, D. W. Winkler and D. R. Norris (2013). “Integrating information from geolocators, weather radar, and citizen science to uncover a key stopover area of an aerial insectivore.” The Auk 130(2): 230-239.

Miller, E. T., A. E. Zanne and R. E. Ricklefs (2013). “Niche conservatism constrains Australian honeyeater assemblages in stressful environments.” Ecol Lett 16(9): 1186-1194.

Monroy-Ojeda, A. and S. Isern (2013). “NOTEWORTHY BIRD RECORDS IN SONTECOMAPAN, VERACRUZ, MEXICO.” Acta Zoológica Mexicana (ns) 29(3): 666-676.

Okcan, A., M. Riedewald, B. Panda and D. Fink (2013). “Scolopax: exploratory analysis of scientific data.” Proc. VLDB Endow. 6(12): 1298-1301.

Petitpas, R., MJ. Sandoval, C. Condeza, and T.A. Altamirano (2013). “Distribución potencial de aves amenazadas y su representación en áreas protegidas.” V Ecology bi-national meeting, Chile – Argentina. Puerto Varas, Chile, November, 3–6.

Pocewicz, A., W. A. Estes-Zumpf, M. D. Andersen, H. E. Copeland, D. A. Keinath and H. R. Griscom (2013). “Modeling the distribution of migratory bird stopovers to inform landscape-scale siting of wind development.” PLoS One 8(10): e75363.


Catlin-Groves, C. L. (2012). “The citizen science landscape: from volunteers to citizen sensors and beyond.” International Journal of Zoology 2012.

Hochachka,W.M., D. Fink, R.A. Hutchinson, D. Sheldon, W-K Wong, S. Kelling. 2012. Data-intensive science applied to broad-scale citizen science, Trends in Ecology & Evolution: 27 (2): 130-137. 10.1016/j.tree.2011.11.006

Hochachka, Wesley; & Fink, Daniel. (2012). Broad-scale citizen science data from checklists: prospects and challenges for macroecology. Frontiers of Biogeography, 4(4). fb_15350. http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/01t5c00w

Hochachka, W. M., D. Fink, and B. Zuckerberg. 2012. Use of citizen science monitoring for pattern discovery and biological inference. Pages 460-477 in R. A. Gitzen, A. B. Cooper, J. J. Millspaugh, and D. S. Licth, editors. Design and Analysis of Long-term Ecological Monitoring Studies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Hooker, G. and S. Rosset (2012). “Prediction-based regularization using data augmented regression.” Statistics and Computing 22(1): 237-249.

Hurlbert, A. H. and Z. Liang (2012). “Spatiotemporal variation in avian migration phenology: citizen science reveals effects of climate change.” PLoS One 7(2): e31662.

Hussell, D. J., J. A. Hussell and E. H. Dunn (2012). “New avian breeding records for Iqaluit, Nunavut.” The Canadian Field-Naturalist 126(1): 59-60.

Jahn, A. E., S. P. Bravo, V. R. Cueto, D. J. Levey and M. V. Morales (2012). “Patterns of partial avian migration in northern and southern temperate latitudes of the New World.” Emu 112(1): 17-22.

Michener, W. K., S. Allard, A. Budden, R. B. Cook, K. Douglass, M. Frame, S. Kelling, R. Koskela, C. Tenopir and D. A. Vieglais (2012). “Participatory design of DataONE—enabling cyberinfrastructure for the biological and environmental sciences.” Ecological Informatics 11: 5-15.

Munson, A. M., K. Webb, D. Sheldon, D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, M. Iliff, M. Riedewald, D. Sorokina, B. Sullivan and C. Wood (2012). “The ebird reference dataset, version 4.0.” Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, Ithaca, NY.

Nichols, J. D., E. G. Cooch, J. M. Nichols and J. R. Sauer (2012). “Studying Biodiversity: Is a New Paradigm Really Needed?” BioScience 62(5): 497-502.

Ortega-Álvarez, R., L. A. Sánchez-González, V. Rodríguez-Contreras, V. M. Vargas-Canales, F. Puebla-Olivares and H. Berlanga (2012). “Birding for and with People: Integrating Local Participation in Avian Monitoring Programs within High Biodiversity Areas in Southern Mexico.” Sustainability 4(12): 1984-1998.

Petitpas, R. (2012). “Citizen-science and public-science relations in the study of birds in Chile.” MSc in Environment, Science and Society, Department  of Geography,  University College London. UK, London. 65 pp.

Rotman, D., J. Preece, J. Hammock, K. Procita, D. Hansen, C. Parr, D. Lewis and D. Jacobs (2012). Dynamic changes in motivation in collaborative citizen-science projects. Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ACM.

Rotman, D., K. Procita, D. Hansen, C. Sims Parr and J. Preece (2012). “Supporting content curation communities: The case of the Encyclopedia of Life.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63(6): 1092-1107.

Scofield, R. P., D. Christie, P. M. Sagar and B. Sullivan (2012). “eBird and avifaunal monitoring by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand.” New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(3): 0-0.

Shirk, J. L., H. L. Ballard, C. C. Wilderman, T. Phillips, A. Wiggins, R. Jordan, E. McCallie, M. Minarchek, B. V. Lewenstein and M. E. Krasny (2012). “Public participation in scientific research: a framework for deliberate design.” Ecology and Society 17(2): 29.

Surasinghe, T. and J. Courter (2012). “Using eBird to Integrate Citizen Science into an Undergraduate Ecology Field Laboratory.” Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching 38(2): 16-20.

TRIEZENBERG, H. A., B. A. KNUTH, Y. C. YUAN and J. L. DICKINSON (2012). “lnternet-Based Social Networking and Collective Action Models of Citizen Science.” Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research: 214.

Worthington, J. P., J. Silvertown, L. Cook, R. Cameron, M. Dodd, R. M. Greenwood, K. McConway and P. Skelton (2012). “Evolution MegaLab: a case study in citizen science methods.” Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3(2): 303-309.


Basilico, J. D., M. A. Munson, T. G. Kolda, K. R. Dixon and W. P. Kegelmeyer (2011). COMET: A Recipe for Learning and Using Large Ensembles on Massive Data. Data Mining (ICDM), 2011 IEEE 11th International Conference on.

Bridge, E. S., K. Thorup, M. S. Bowlin, P. B. Chilson, R. H. Diehl, R. W. Fléron, P. Hartl, R. Kays, J. F. Kelly and W. D. Robinson (2011). “Technology on the move: recent and forthcoming innovations for tracking migratory birds.” BioScience 61(9): 689-698.

Conrad, C. C. and K. G. Hilchey (2011). “A review of citizen science and community-based environmental monitoring: issues and opportunities.” Environ Monit Assess 176(1-4): 273-291.

Fink, D., and W.M. Hochachka. 2011. Mining information from citizen science data: The use of new analytical techniques for exploratory analysis of broad-scale observational data. (to appear in CITIZEN SCIENCE: PUBLIC COLLABORATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH edited by Dickinson, J. and Bonney, R. Cornell University press)

Fink, D., W. M. Hochack, B. Zuckerberg and S. T. Kelling (2011). “Modeling species distribution dynamics with SpatioTemoral Exploratory Models: Discovering patterns and processes of broad-scale avian migrations.” Procedia Environmental Sciences 7: 50-55.

Gibbons, R. E., J. Barrio, G. A. Bravo and L. Alza (2011). “Assessing the geographic range of Black-fronted Ground-Tyrants (Muscisaxicola frontalis) using extralimital and winter range occurrence records and ecological niche modeling.” Journal of Field Ornithology 82(4): 355-365.

Good, B. M. and A. I. Su (2011). “Games with a scientific purpose.” Genome Biol 12(12): 135.

Havlik, D., S. Schade, Z. A. Sabeur, P. Mazzetti, K. Watson, A. J. Berre and J. L. Mon (2011). “From sensor to observation web with environmental enablers in the future internet.” Sensors 11(4): 3874-3907.

Hochachka, W.M., D. Fink, and B. Zuckerberg. 2011. Use of citizen science monitoring for pattern discovery and biological inference (to appear in Design and Analysis of Long-term Ecological Monitoring Studies edited by Gitzen, R.A., Millspaugh, J.J., Cooper, A.B., and Licht, D.S. Cambridge University Press)

Huettmann, F. (2011). “Serving the global village through public data-sharing as a mandatory paradigm for seabird biologists and managers: why, what, how, and a call for an efficient action plan.” Open Ornithology Journal 4: 1-11.

Huettmann, F., Y. Artukhin, O. Gilg and G. Humphries (2011). “Predictions of 27 Arctic pelagic seabird distributions using public environmental variables, assessed with colony data: a first digital IPY and GBIF open access synthesis platform.” Marine Biodiversity 41(1): 141-179.

Lukyanenko, R., J. Parsons and Y. Wiersma (2011). Citizen science 2.0: Data management principles to harness the power of the crowd. Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research, Springer: 465-473.

Kelling, S. 2011. Using Bioinformatics In Citizen Science. (to appear in CITIZEN SCIENCE: PUBLIC COLLABORATION INENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH edited by Dickinson, J. and Bonney, R. Cornell University press)

Snäll, T., O. Kindvall, J. Nilsson and T. Pärt (2011). “Evaluating citizen-based presence data for bird monitoring.” Biological conservation 144(2): 804-810.

Watson, M. L., J. V. Wells and R. W. Bavis (2011). “First detection of night flight calls by pine siskins.” The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(1): 161-164.

Wiggins, A. (2011). eBirding: technology adoption and the transformation of leisure into science. Proceedings of the 2011 iConference, ACM.

Wiggins, A. and K. Crowston (2011). From conservation to crowdsourcing: A typology of citizen science. System Sciences (HICSS), 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on, IEEE.

Wood, C., B. Sullivan, M. Iliff, D. Fink and S. Kelling (2011). “eBird: engaging birders in science and conservation.” PLoS Biol 9(12): e1001220.


Alabri, A. and J. Hunter (2010). Enhancing the quality and trust of citizen science data. e-Science (e-Science), 2010 IEEE Sixth International Conference on, IEEE.

Boakes, E. H., P. J. K. McGowan, R. A. Fuller, D. Chang-qing, N. E. Clark, K. O’Connor and G. M. Mace (2010). “Distorted Views of Biodiversity: Spatial and Temporal Bias in Species Occurrence Data.” PLoS Biol 8(6): e1000385.

Bolaños, M. R., V. Sánchez-Cordero, M.A. Gurrola Hidalgo, J.A. Iglesias Hernández, G.E. Magaña-Cota and F. J. Botello López. 2010. First record of the Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens) in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 26(1): 237-241.

Conrad, C.C., and K.G. Hilchey. 2010. A review of citizen science and community-based environmental monitoring: issues and opportunities.Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI 10.1007/s10661-010-1582-5.

Cooper, C. B. and J. A. Smith (2010). “Gender Patterns in Bird-related Recreation in the USA and UK.” Ecology and Society 15(4).

Cruickshank, I. and R. Melcer Jr (2010). “Observation of a Red-shouldered Hawk on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, during fall migration.” British Columbia Birds 20: 41-44.

Devictor, V., R. J. Whittaker and C. Beltrame (2010). “Beyond scarcity: citizen science programmes as useful tools for conservation biogeography.” Diversity and Distributions 16(3): 354-362.

Dickinson, J. L., B. Zuckerberg and D. N. Bonter (2010). “Citizen science as an ecological research tool: challenges and benefits.” Annual review of ecology, evolution, and systematics 41: 149-172.

Fink, D., W. M. Hochachka, B. Zuckerberg, D. W. Winkler, B. Shaby, M. A. Munson, G. Hooker, M. Riedewald, D. Sheldon and S. Kelling (2010). “Spatiotemporal exploratory models for broad-scale survey data.” Ecological Applications 20(8): 2131-2147.

Jablonski, K. E., S. A. McNulty and M. D. Schlesinger (2010). “A Digital Spot-mapping Method for Avian Field Studies.” The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122(4): 772-776.

Marris, E. 2010. Birds flock online: Supercomputer time will help ornithologists make ecological sense of millions of records of bird sightings. Nature. Published online 10 August 2010. (http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100810/full/news.2010.395.html). doi:10.1038/news.2010.395

McCormack, J. E., A. J. Zellmer and L. L. Knowles (2010). “Does niche divergence accompany allopatric divergence in Aphelocoma jays as predicted under ecological speciation?: insights from tests with niche models.” Evolution 64(5): 1231-1244.

Munson, M. A., R. Caruana, D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, M. Iliff, K. V. Rosenberg, D. Sheldon, B. L. Sullivan, C. Wood and S. Kelling (2010). “A method for measuring the relative information content of data from different monitoring protocols.” Methods in Ecology and Evolution: 263-273.

Munson, M. A., K. Webb, D. Sheldon, D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, M. Iliff, M. Riedewald, D. Sorokina, B. Sullivan and C. Wood (2010). “The eBird Reference Dataset, Version 2.0.” Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, Ithaca, NY.

R., B. o. M. n., V. Sánchez-Cordero, M. A. G. Hidalgo, J. A. I. Hernández, G. E. Magana-Cota and F. J. B. Lopez (2010). “FIRST RECORD OF THE CRESTED GUAN (PENELOPE PURPURASCENS) IN THE STATE OF GUANAJUATO, MEXICO.” Acta Zoológica Mexicana 26(1): 237-341.

Swarthout, S.B., K.V. Rosenberg, T.C. Wil, and M.I. Moreno. 2008. A collaborative web-based recording program for housing records of migratory birds during non-breeding periods in Central and South America. Ornitologia Neotropical 19:531-539

Wiersma, Y. F. (2010). “Birding 2.0: Citizen Science and Effective Monitoring in the Web 2.0 World.” Avian Conservation and Ecology 5(2): 13.

Wiersma, Y. (2010). “Birding 2.0: Citizen Science and Effective Monitoring in the Web 2.0 World* Ornithologie 2.0: la science citoyenne et les programmes de suivi à l’ère d’internet 2.0.” Avian Conservation and Ecology 5(2): 1-9.


Yu, J., W.-K. Wong and R. A. Hutchinson (2010). Modeling experts and novices in citizen science data for species distribution modeling. Data Mining (ICDM), 2010 IEEE 10th International Conference on, IEEE.


Bonney, R., C. B. Cooper, J. Dickinson, S. Kelling, T. Phillips, K. V. Rosenberg and J. Shirk (2009). “Citizen Science: A Developing Tool for Expanding Science Knowledge and Scientific Literacy.” BioScience 59(11): 977-984.

Both, C., C. A. Van Turnhout, R. G. Bijlsma, H. Siepel, A. J. Van Strien and R. P. Foppen (2009). “Avian population consequences of climate change are most severe for long-distance migrants in seasonal habitats.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences: rspb20091525.

Dietterich, T. G. (2009). Machine Learning and Ecosystem Informatics: Challenges and Opportunities. Advances in Machine Learning, Springer: 1-5.

Iliff, M., L. Salas, E. R. Inzunza, G. Ballard, D. Lepage and S. Kelling (2009). The Avian Knowledge Network: a partnership to organize, analyze, and visualize bird observation data for education, conservation, research, and land management. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics, McAllen Texas, USA.

Kelling, S., W. M. Hochachka, D. Fink, M. Riedewald, R. Caruana, G. Ballard and G. Hooker (2009). “Data-intensive Science: A New Paradigm for Biodiversity Studies.” BioScience 59(7): 613-620.

Kelling, S., A. Munson, M. Riedewald, D. Fink, W. Hochachka, M. Iliff, B. Sullivan and C. Wood (2009). “Obtaining New Insights for Biodiversity Conservation from Broad-Scale Citizen Science Data.” Nature Precedings.

Martin, E., B.G. Peterjohn, and S. Kelling. 2009. Gathering, Organizing and Accessing Data for Use in Bird Conservation across the Americas. Proceedings Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 388–393.

McCormack, J.E., A.J. Zellmer, and L.L. Knowles. 2009. Does niche divergence accompany allopatric divergence in Aphelocoma jays as predicted under ecological speciation?: insights from tests with niche models. Evolution 64-5: 1231-1244. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00900.x

Miller, D.A., S.R. Crawford, T.D. Rich, and S. Kelling. 2009. Web Mapping for Bird Conservation: Leveraging the Avian Knowledge Network. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 394–395.

Munson, M. A., K. Webb, D. Sheldon, D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, M. Iliff, M. Riedewald, D. Sorokina, B. Sullivan and C. Wood (2009). “The ebird reference dataset.” URL http://www. avianknowledge. net.

Saracco, J.F., D.F. DeSante, M.P. Nott, W.M. Hochachka, S. Kelling, and D. Fink. 2009. Integrated Bird Monitoring and the Avian Knowledge Network: Using Multiple Data Resources to Understand Spatio‐temporal Variation in Demographic Processes and Abundance. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 659–661.

Silvertown, J. (2009). “A new dawn for citizen science.” Trends in ecology & evolution 24(9): 467-471.

Stralberg, D., D. Jongsomjit, C. A. Howell, M. A. Snyder, J. D. Alexander, J. A. Wiens and T. L. Root (2009). “Re-shuffling of species with climate disruption: a no-analog future for California birds?” PloS one 4(9): e6825.

Sullivan, B.L., S.T. Kelling, C.L. Wood, M.J. Iliff, D. Fink. G. Ballard, M. Herzog, and D. Moody. 2009. Data exploration through visualization tools. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 415–418.

Sullivan, B. L., C. L. Wood, M. J. Iliff, R. E. Bonney, D. Fink and S. Kelling (2009). “eBird: A citizen-based bird observation network in the biological sciences.” Biological Conservation 142(10): 2282-2292.

Wiens, J. A., D. Stralberg, D. Jongsomjit, C. A. Howell and M. A. Snyder (2009). “Niches, models, and climate change: assessing the assumptions and uncertainties.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(Supplement 2): 19729-19736.


Cohn, J. P. (2008). “Citizen science: Can volunteers do real research?” BioScience 58(3): 192-197.

SARACCO, J. F., D. F. DESANTE, M. P. NOTT, W. M. HOCHACHKA, S. KELLING and D. FINK (2008). Integrated bird monitoring and the Avian Knowledge Network: using multiple data resources to understand spatiotemporal variation in demographic processes and abundance. Tundra to Tropics: Connecting Birds, Habitats and People. Proceedings of the 4th International Partners in Flight Conference.

Sorokina, D., R. Caruana, M. Riedewald and D. Fink (2008). Detecting statistical interactions with additive groves of trees. Proceedings of the 25th international conference on Machine learning, ACM.

Sullivan, B. L., S. T. Kelling, C. L. Wood, M. J. Iliff, D. Fink, M. Herzog, D. Moody and G. Ballard (2008). Data exploration through visualization tools. Proc. of the Int. Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics.

Swarthout, S. B., K. V. Rosenberg, T. C. Will and M. I. Moreno (2008). “A collaborative web-based recording program for housing records of migratory birds during now breeding periods in Central and South America.” ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 19: 531-539.


Elmohamed, M., D. Kozen and D. R. Sheldon (2007). Collective inference on Markov models for modeling bird migration. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems.

Thompson, S., and R. Bonney. 2007. Evaluating the Impacts of Participation in an Online Citizen Science Project: A Mixed-methods Approach. In Museums and the Web 2007: Selected Papers from an International Conference. J. Trant and D. Bearman, eds. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics 2007: 187-199.


Caruana, R., M. Elhawary, A. Munson, M. Riedewald, D. Sorokina, D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka and S. Kelling (2006). Mining citizen science data to predict orevalence of wild bird species. Proceedings of the 12th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining, ACM.


Bart, J. (2005). “Monitoring the abundance of bird populations.” The Auk 122(1): 15-25.


Levin, G. A. and M. H. Cragin (2003). “The Role of Information Science in Gathering Biodiversity and Neuroscience Data.” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 30(1): 18-21.

Popular Publications:

Brinkley, E.S. 2008. The Changing Season: Cold enough for you? North American Birds 62(2): 204-210.

Brinkley, E.S. 2009. The Changing Season: Never a dull moment. North American Birds 63(2): 206-219.

Brinkley, E.S. 2009. The Changing Season: Cornucopia. North American Birds 63(1): 16-32.

Brinkley, E.S. 2010. The Changing Season: Provenance. North American Birds 64(1): 20-31.

Cruickshank, I., and R. Melcer Jr. 2010. Observation of a Red-shouldered Hawk on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, during fall migration. British Columbia Birds 20.

Fitzpatrick, J.W., F. Gill, M. Powers, J.V. Wells, and K.V. Rosenberg. 2002. Introducing eBird: The Union of Passion and Purpose. North American Birds 56:2 11-12.

Green, P, C. Wood, and B.L. Sullivan. 2005. Results Flood in to the Great Backyard Bird Count. BirdScope 19:2 8-9.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2008. News from eBird – Reintroducing eBird. Birding 40(4):12.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2008. News from eBird – Recording subspecies and more in eBird! Birding 40(5):13.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2008. News from eBird – Make your daily ABA checklists more meaningful! Birding 40(6):12.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2009. News from eBird – eBird Data Use. Birding 41(1):13.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2009. News from eBird – eBird Checklist Sharing. Birding 41(2):12

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2009. News from eBird – eBird maps. Birding 41(3):12

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2009. News from eBird – How bar charts make you a better birder. Birding 41(4):12-13.

Lester, M. 2010. The influence of lunar phase and predation on the vocalization behavior of Eastern Whip-poor-wills. Undergraduate thesis, University of Vermont.

Leukering, T., and B. Gibbons. 2005. The Changing Seasons: Early and late. North American Birds 59:3 386-394.

McLaren, I.A., and J.D. McLaren. 2009. An analysis of unusual flights of neotropical migrants to northeastern North America in April 2009. North American Birds 63:3 364-368.

Morello, L. 2010. Will satellites and super computers improve bird watching? Scientific American, 3 August 2010. ( http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=satellites-and-supercomputing-improve-bird-watching).

Sullivan, B.L. and C.L. Wood. 2005.  The Changing Seasons:  A Plea for the Common Birds.  North American Birds 58: 18-30.

Sullivan, B.L. 2007. Another Passenger Pigeon? – How will Mourning Doves fare with Eurasian Collared-Doves? WildBird. November/December 2007: 14-17.

Sullivan, B.L. 2006. More than memories: From your backyard to places across North America, eBird keeps track of sightings. BirdScope 20:1 20.

Sullivan, B.L. 2008. eBird and the Evolution of a Birder. Birding 40:1 48-52.

Sullivan, B.L. 2009. Window into change–Fall migration reveals differences in bird distribution and abundance. WildBird 23:6 10-12.

Sullivan, B.L. 2011. The Road Less Traveled: Look for birds in unfamiliar and unlikely places to discover surprises. WildBird 25:2 16-19.

Young, M.A. 2010. Type 5 Red Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) in New York: first confirmation east of the Rocky Mountains. North American Birds 64:2 343-346.

In addition, eBird data has been used quarterly since at least 2007 by up to 33 different North American Birds regional editors in the compilation of those articles summarizing regional bird occurrence across North America. These are not cited specifically.