|Introduction to E-Bird
(Contributed by John Alexander)
As many bird populations continue to decline, local birders' data are
more important than ever. Manage your birding data and explore the
birds of our region at our own regional eBird node. Become part of
the Avian Knowledge Network today!
The Rogue Valley Audubon Society leads a regional Audubon
collaboration, working with the Redwood Regional and Klamath Basin
chapters, to support Klamath Bird Observatory and Cornell
Laboratory of Ornithology efforts to empower citizen scientists for
The Klamath-Siskiyou eBird is an easy to use tool for organizing your
birding data. Keep track of your life lists and county lists. Enter data
from any location in the Americas. Enjoy exploring the birds in the
Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion and contributing to science and
Why should I eBIRD?
Every time that you see and identify a bird, you are holding a piece of
a puzzle. Whether you are casually watching birds in your backyard, or
chasing rare species across the country, you are helping to put this
It might be a personal puzzle. For example, you might wonder when
Red-winged Blackbirds appear in your backyard each spring or what
time of day the Mourning Doves take a bath in your neighborhood
fountain. Each time that you see and identify one of these birds-so
long as you note the time and date-one piece of the puzzle falls into
Unfortunately, just like puzzle pieces, these observations lose their
value if they remain separate from one another. The only way that all
these bird sightings make a contribution to our understanding of
nature is when they are collected and organized into a central
database where they can help complete a picture of the life of birds.
Check out the Klamath-Siskiyou eBird and see for yourself.
eBird is this database. With thousands of birdwatchers across the
continent helping to construct it by contributing their sightings, eBird
will soon become a vast source of birdand environmental information
useful to bird watchers, scientists and conservationists the world
By keeping track of your bird observations and entering them into the
Klamath-Siskiyou eBird database, you'll benefit too. You can access
your own bird records anytime you want, allowing you and easy way to
look at your observations in new ways and to answer your personal
questions about what birds you saw and when and where you saw
them. Keep your year list, site list, or life list on the site.
If you use the Klamath-Siskiyou eBird web site to enter all your
birding information--and get your friends, family members, students,
and colleagues to use it as well--before long the answers to the
never-ending questionsabout birds will be found in the eBird
database, for use now and for generations that will follow.