Send Bird-Watching Data Straight to Scientists With Your Smartphone | Wired Science | Wired.com
A new smartphone app allows bird watchers to share sightings with scientists straight from the field.
BirdLog, developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is a companion tool for eBird, the world’s largest online database of bird observations.
Gathered by bird watchers around the world, eBird data is used by biologists, land managers and ornithologists to track avian populations trends. According to eBird’s program overview, these millions of hobbyist observations “will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond.”