eBird Central America
- Author: Adam Floyd Oct 01, 2017,
Oct 01, 2017, 7:21
The eBirder Challenge of the Month, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will keep you with your binoculars stalls. As the seasons change in September, the movement of birds begins, triggering perhaps the best event of the year for birders: migration. Whether you are north of the equator or enjoying an austral spring, bird movements are happening! Migratory concern can lead to local movements of about 10 kilometers, or something as drastic as the realization of Herculean voyages that shorebirds have from the Arctic to the edge of the southern continents. The most surprising part of all this is that you can witness it, wherever you are. The eBirder of the month will be selected from eBirders who in September enter 15 or more eligible lists containing at least one species with the "Overflying" code.
Each year, AOS (formerly AOU) updates its taxonomy to reflect the latest perceptions about the taxonomic relationships of North American birds, including Central America. This year's taxonomic changes are published in the American Ornithological Society's Fifty-eighth Supplement, published on July 5, 2017 in The Auk. eBird generally follows the AOS taxonomy, and on August 15, 2017, your old records will be automatically changed to reflect this new taxonomy. After the upgrade, take a look at your life list and who knows, maybe you won a few "lifers armchair!"
Now you can see a digital bird guide for any place of interest or region of the world: an illustrated list. The best part is that it was created using sightings with which you contributed! We took the photo and the best-rated sound from the Macaulay Library, combined them with the eBird data to show [...]
In July, the eBirder Challenge of the Month, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics encourages you to share your bookstores. The eBirder of the Month will be selected from eBirders who enter 15 eligible lists for July. Each shared list that you are part of gives you a chance to win. EBird Mobile is available as a quick and free application for data entry on iOS and Android devices. [...]More news: The bioclimatic architecture by Margaret Arbelo on Prezi
Nearly 200,000 people have used eBird Mobile, and more than 50% of all eBird sightings now come through the application. Until recently, eBird Mobile had completely focused on [...]
Merlin Bird ID, the Cornell Ornithology Lab application designed to help identify birds in your area, just landed in Central America! After the United States and Canada, then Mexico, the award-winning application has just released new packages for Belize and Guatemala, putting all the birds that can be expected to see there, including resident species, at hand.
Identification (Start ID)
Imagine that you are in Guatemala, and you see a bird that you do not recognize immediately. With five simple questions about where and when you looked at the bird, what size and color it was, and what it was doing, Merlin will give you a list of the most likely species. This listing not only considers the answers you provided but also the probability of species in your locality, based on millions of eBird observations.
Congratulations to Daniel Martinez for adding a new species to eBird's list of Central American: Dark-billed Cuckoo, from Rio Indio in southeastern Nicaragua! This would be species number 1212 for eBird in Central America. Dark-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus melacoryphus) is found throughout tropical South America, and also occurs in the Galapagos Islands. It is an austral migratory [...]