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Feb 10, 2019 21:50 |  #1

I'm curious to know how many on this forum are members of eBird and if so do you use it to record your sightings, explore for rare birds in your area or possibly find the local hot spots while near home or traveling to new areas?
While using this forum I've noticed posts from members not a great distance away of birds that are seldom or not seen near my home. At the same time someone may post a photo of a bird they find rare in their area and my farm may be over ran with them, with a short distance in between.
On eBird there is an area that is quite popular 10 miles from my home and many birds have been seen and even photographed there that I've not encountered in my time of watching birds.


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Feb 11, 2019 06:07 |  #2

Steve I've been on eBird for a few years now. I find it a great resource to locate species of interest to me. It's exciting to find that something I've been wanting to see is living only a short drive from me.

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Feb 11, 2019 17:18 |  #3

Great resource for what birds are in a given area. I use it all the time.




  
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Feb 11, 2019 20:55 |  #4

I use it a lot....and contribute sightings (mainly Snowy Owls) when I think that particular bird has mot already been recorded recently.


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Feb 11, 2019 21:53 |  #5

Gregsiem wrote in post #18809390 (external link)
I use it a lot....and contribute sightings (mainly Snowy Owls) when I think that particular bird has mot already been recorded recently.

I've been hoping to see a Snowy Owl in my area, haven't seen any reported though. We have had a severe winter (for us) and I thought I might get to see some rare sightings such as a Snowy. Hope this means they are doing well without having to travel so far South.


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Feb 12, 2019 19:24 |  #6

Grizz1 wrote in post #18809421 (external link)
I've been hoping to see a Snowy Owl in my area, haven't seen any reported though. We have had a severe winter (for us) and I thought I might get to see some rare sightings such as a Snowy. Hope this means they are doing well without having to travel so far South.


We seem to have had quite a lot around here this year within an hour and a half of Toronto. I just haven’t had much joy in making the killer shots this year between gloomy weather and boring poses on power lines posts.

But they are still such a pleasure just to see !


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Feb 14, 2019 00:47 |  #7

I’ve been a member for over ten years. As others have mentioned it’s a great resource. I use it to find particular birds in the area (whether at home or traveling), keep track of migration, reporting sightings, find popular areas, among other things. The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up in a few days.


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