eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed annually by eBirders around the world and an average participation growth rate of approximately 20% year over year. eBird is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Some data has been contributed under INTAROS WP4. eBird provides open data access in several formats to logged-in users, ranging from raw data to processed datasets geared toward more rigorous scientific modeling.

eBird Basic Dataset (EBD) The EBD is the core dataset for accessing all raw eBird observations and associated metadata. The EBD is updated monthly (15th of each month), and is available by direct download through eBird to any logged-in user after completion of a data request form. The data request form allows us to gain some understanding of how the data will be used. Requests are typically approved within 7 days. Data are provided with documentation in spreadsheet format, which can be read by a variety of programs. Although Excel or similar programs work for basic analyses, for larger datasets (>1 million rows) or more sophisticated analyses, we recommend using programs like R. There are several R packages available for summarizing data, including one that is managed here at the Cornell Lab specifically for working with the EBD dataset.

The data collection may enable a better understanding of bird population dynamics and the status of bird species including bird conservation management requirements.

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Last Updated December 18, 2020, 08:49 (UTC)
Created November 5, 2020, 10:32 (UTC)
Parameter name(s) Birds
Project/Program name(s) eBird
Observing system name eBird