Birding Essentials

The Science Committee uses a free system developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology called eBird ( to submit and share bird observations. 

All bird observations are valuable and every sighting, no matter how common the species, is important for understanding where and when birds occur around the globe. Our observations appear with others from the eBird community on maps and graphs. Researchers download these data and their scientific findings are used to make more information conservation decisions.

Download the eBird app from the Apple App store or Google Play and get started! If you need help please contact us for tips and hints. If you need help identifying birds, there is also the free Merlin Bird ID app also available from the same group.