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eBird data support conservation actions

rufa Red Knot by Tom Johnson/Macaulay Library

Every observation you submit to eBird is valuable, and with roughly 400 million records gathered so far, eBird has grown into one of the premier information sources on bird occurrence and abundance around the world. Importantly, eBird data are curated, managed, and made freely available for education, research, and conservation use, and tens of thousands of people download eBird data each year. But how are these data actually being used out there in the real world? A recently published paper in the journal Biological Conservation examines this question, and highlights how eBird data are being used in a broad array of conservation applications around the world. The effort you put into collecting data on birds is truly making a difference! Thank you. Read on to find out more, or jump straight to the article here.

The journal Biological Conservation has given open access to this article until 18 May 2017. To read the full article visit this URL, and please share it broadly!

https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Unus1R~e3CLv

After 18 May 2017, the article can be found at this DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.04.031