Learn To Use Ebird With The Chenango Bird Club
Published: October 4th, 2022

Learn to use Ebird with the Chenango Bird Club A Cedar Waxwing at the Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne. Join the Chenango Bird Club at Rogers Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 to learn more about "Ebird," a bird cataloguing app. (Photo by Dustin Genter of 5th Dimension Photography)

SHERBURNE — The Chenango Bird Club will be meeting Wednesday, October 12 at the Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne. A short business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation on “eBird Basics."

Michael DeWispelaere, Club member and local birding enthusiast, will demonstrate many of the features of the eBird application and answer participant questions on use of the app.

eBird is a web and smartphone application developed by Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology. It allows individuals to create and maintain checklists of their bird sightings and append photos, video clips, or audio files. Collectively, this information has been of tremendous scientific value globally.

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Our millions of individual sightings, pooled together and analyzed over time, have helped reveal changes in species distribution, population trends, and migratory patterns as human-wrought changes occur throughout the world.

If you have never used eBird but would like to learn more about it, or are a new eBird user and have questions on its features, then join us at our October meeting. Refreshments will be generously provided by Charlene LaFever.

The Chenango Bird Club will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023. Meetings are normally held at the Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne (2721 NY-80), inside the Visitor's Center.

Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., starting with a brief business meeting and followed with various presentations of interest to both birders and general nature enthusiasts.

Upcoming programs are Rick Bunting's 2022 program and photos and our Friend of Birds Award on November 9, and Christmas Bird Count planning and Mike D.'s photos from 2022 on December 14. Newcomers are welcome.

For more information contact John Knapp at 607-372-1242 jknapp56@yahoo.com.

– Information provided by the Chenango Bird Club