eBird data help optimize conservation efforts

By Team eBird April 18, 2019
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What if we could learn how to best conserve bird populations throughout their entire migratory cycle—from breeding to wintering, and everything in between? A paper published in the journal Nature Communications does just that—using eBird sightings to prioritize conservation across the entire Western Hemisphere. From your eBird checklists, the authors were able to create a model that identifies the most important places to conserve if you want to support at least one third of the population of 117 migratory species. Learn more here.