[Tweeters] eBird Northwest in 2017

Bill Tweit bill.tweit at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 13:49:04 PST 2018

eBird Northwest, our regional portal for eBird, had many great articles in
2017 on subjects of interest to Northwest birders, like:

· Grassland Birds in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (Dec 11)

· Using eBird as a Land Trust Stewardship Tool (Sept 19)

· A note by Ryan Merrill on finding the Swallow-tailed Gull (Sep 7)

· Black Tern decline (Aug 8)

· The evolution of nests (July 13)

· White-breasted Nuthatches in the Northwest (Jun 8)

· Klamath raptors (Jun 3)

· Sandhill Cranes in WA (May 25)

· Seattle is an Urban Bird Treaty City (May 22)

· Using eBird data to help evaluate and develop Protected Areas in
the Northwest (May 8)

· Citizen Science in southern Oregon (Mar 20)

· Analysis of the large Red Phalarope incursion in late fall 2016
(Mar 20)

If you are not looking at eBird NW regularly, you are missing an
opportunity to learn more about birds, eBirding and conservation in the
Northwest, and ways to help become a better birder. The eBird NW home page
also includes a feed for recent rarity photos from OR and WA, and a link to
resources for NW Birders. That section “About this Project” on the right
hand side of the home page includes links for “About eBird Northwest”,
“References for eBirders” and “Citizen Science Projects”. The references
link accesses all of the identification notes that have been posted on
eBird NW to date, with treatment of problems that vex NW birders such as
flicker races (is it a Yellow-shafted or an intergrade?), crows (what the
heck is a Northwestern Crow?), nuthatches (how can I tell a Slender-billed
from and Interior White-breasted Nuthatch?). The citizen science link
provides information on how to participate in citizen science projects in
the Northwest, in addition to eBird.

To get to eBird NW, either go directly to http://ebird.org/content/nw/, or
from the eBird home page, click on the Portals link and scroll down to
eBird Northwest. And, make sure you set eBird NW as your portal on
settings for you eBird App. The eBird NW team is looking forward to a very
birdy 2018, and we are eager to hear your thoughts on what else could be
included to make eBird NW even more valuable to you. Contact us: Ellie
Armstrong at eea at klamathbird.org or Bill Tweit at William.tweit at dfw.wa.gov
Bill Tweit
​Olympia, WA​
bill.tweit at gmail.com

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