Knowing more about where the birds are

Panama BirdwatchingToday I want to talk to you all about a world database, that compiles information about birds, their abundance and distribution, that is free, and available for everyone, called eBird.  It was created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. You can use hundreds of thousands of different locations around the world and know what people have seen in those locations, or look for a specific species.

Birdwatching Panama

Since this project started, in 2002, a total of 10,197 species of birds have been reported everywhere around the world.  That´s 98% of the current world birds species, pretty impressive don´t you think?

If you are interested in reading more about this global bird database these links will help you:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/mobileglobal0815/
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/

To add information to this database, you do not have to be an active birder, you can report the species you can ID in your backyard, in a pond close by, or when you travel, of course, following the basic guidelines.

Palm Tanager RFFThere are 978 species found in Panama (Angehr & Dean 2010), 933 are reported on e-Bird, and from those 520 are reported for Bocas del Toro, showing the richness of this part of the country. If you want to check the Tranquilo Bay yard birdlist you can use this link: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L2251459?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

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