eBird Trail Tracker
Developed by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, eBird is a real-time online checklist program. At the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge there is an eBird Trail Tracker kiosk located on the porch of the visitor contact station. This all-weather kiosk allows visitors to log in bird sightings during their visit to the refuge. Entries included all birds observed, and can be made by anyone from recreational observers to professional birders. Anyone can participate!
To view the current list of observed species at the refuge, visit their online eBird Trail Tracker report.
The eBird initiative strives to do the following:
· Maximize the recording of the vast numbers of bird sightings made each year.
· Amass the most comprehensive and fastest growing biodiversity data resources in existence.
· Develop an international network of eBird users.
· Provide a future foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond.
A birder enters the information at the kiosk through a checklist. Since the kiosk at the Refuge is outdoors and weatherproof, it is available at all times that the refuge is open.
For more information about eBird, go to www.ebird.org. The information about the eBird program has been provided by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology.