[Tweeters] FW: WDFW Crossing Paths News Notes: Help us all learn more about local birds with "eBird"

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Tue Dec 2 14:38:23 PST 2014


For those of you who weren't aware this was coming, eBird Northwest has
finally launched!

May all your birds be identified, and posted on eBird Northwest,

Denis DeSilvis

Roy, WA

avnacrs4birds at outlook dot com

Note: Not certain that this went through the first time I sent it. I
apologize for the duplication if that first "send" made it.


From: WDFW Public Affairs [mailto:do.not.reply at dfw.wa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:06 PM
To: Denis DeSilvis
Subject: WDFW Crossing Paths News Notes: Help us all learn more about local
birds with "eBird"

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December 2014

Help us all learn more about local birds with "eBird"

Backyard (and other) birdwatchers in the Pacific Northwest can now enter
their bird observations into eBird Northwest ( <http://www.ebird.org/nw>
www.ebird.org/nw ), a newly launched regional system of information sharing
about birds.

Your entries help Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and
other wildlife biologists better understand bird species locations,
population densities, seasonal movement patterns, and conservation needs.

Your entries and those of fellow local birdwatchers also help each other
learn where birds are, and are not, in real time.

This regional portal of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's
international eBird program is sponsored by WDFW, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service Region 1 (Pacific), the Klamath Bird Observatory, and other local
conservation partners. eBird Northwest contributes to nation-wide bird
conservation priorities outlined by the North American Bird Conservation
Initiative ( <http://www.nabci-us.org/> http://www.nabci-us.org/ ).

An eBird Northwest Content Committee is generating articles, notes, and
other tools of interest to birders and conservation practitioners in the
Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, northern California, British

Check <http://ebird.org/content/nw/> http://ebird.org/content/nw/ regularly
through the holidays to find updated birding hot spots to plan your outings
with family and friends, and of course where you can participate in the Dec.
14 - Jan. 5 Christmas Bird Counts (or see how those counts went after the

A Citizen Science Committee is working with partners to develop relevant,
local projects that are also linked or hosted through eBird Northwest. These
projects address specific data needs and encourage participants to
contribute data that will inform conservation.

WDFW's citizen science coordinator Wendy Connally, (
<mailto:Wendy.Connally at dfw.wa.gov> Wendy.Connally at dfw.wa.gov ,
360-902-2695), notes two such projects underway now in Washington:

* The Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) is a citizen-science survey
managed by Seattle Audubon that empowers volunteer birdwatchers to gather
valuable data on wintering seabird populations in Puget Sound and the Strait
of Juan de Fuca. Teams create a snapshot of seabird density on more than
2,400 acres of nearshore saltwater habitat. It is the only land-based,
multi-month survey in the Puget Sound region. Learn more at
* The Sagebrush Songbird Survey is a community science project focused
on sagebrush songbird conservation in the arid landscape and expansive
beauty of the Columbia Plateau of eastern Washington. Three point count
target species - Sagebrush Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, and Brewer's Sparrow -
function as "umbrella" species for other birds with similar sagebrush and
shrub steppe habitat associations. This project is managed by Washington
Audubon and its Lower Columbia Basin and Yakima chapters. Learn more at

WDFW is using Watchable Wildlife funds from personalized license plates and
working with our partners at USFWS and the Klamath Observatory to provide
more opportunities for citizen participation in birding and conservation
data collection.


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