The fledglings demand breakfast.

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The fledglings demand breakfast.

The fledglings demand breakfast.

Source: Learn about Canaries and Budgies plus find more info about Budgie food and Canary Food. BIRDS NEWS plus BIRD PICTURES and BIRDS Because Birds

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eBird Milestone: Over A Third of a Billion Bird Lists

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eBird Milestone: Over A Third of a Billion Bird Lists

eBirders have now entered 1/3 billion bird records

22 June 2016
Song Sparrow by Davey Walters/Macaulay Library
Song Sparrow by Davey Walters/Macaulay Library
This past weekend, on June 17, eBird crossed a big milestone: a third of a billion bird sightings—contributed by 316,586 eBirders across every country in the world. Record #333,333,333 was added by Mike Madsen: an everyday sighting of a Song Sparrow in DuPage County, Illinois. See the checklist here, complete with excellent breeding codes! This milestone is much more than a number: it is a real testament to what is possible when we work together as a global birding community. The birds that you see and report make a genuine difference in our shared global understanding of bird populations and abundance. By providing an outlet for people’s avian interests, those of us at eBird and the Cornell Lab strive to provide a place to encourage and support those who share our passion for birds and the natural world. Everything that we do is powered by the loyal eBird community: anyone who has ever entered an eBird checklist has made a valuable contribution. Thank you. eBirders entered 11.8 million bird sightings in May 2016, more than in the first five years of eBird’s existence. If you haven’t yet entered records in eBird, here’s how you can join the fun! May was our first month over 10 million observations—check out the chart below for more details!

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eBird growth began to really take off in the early 2010s, where a 20-30% annual growth rate has continued apace for a half-decade. As more people use eBird’s tools and resources to help their birding endeavors, they become more useful to those who want to use them. This positive-feedback cycle is great news for anyone who uses eBird sightings because as interest and participation continues to grow so does the the quality of resources provided. To date, eBird data have been used in well over 100 publications (please let us know if you’ve published using eBird data and your work isn’t there!), as well as numerous on-the-ground conservation applications, and of course to help millions of birders find birds around home or abroad. Thanks to all who contribute to the eBird enterprise, and we look forward to 500 million sightings!

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Woodpecker on Red Bull.

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Woodpecker on Red Bull.

Woodpecker on Red Bull.

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Just add water.

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Just add water.

Just add water.

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