• EBird Science: Every Checklist Helps eBird Data, Regardless of Birdwatcher Expertise

    9 days ago - By All About Birds

    EBird Science: Using birdwatcher expertise to make every bird count 9 October 2017
    Common Yellowthroat is a species that is detected less by many birders due to their often-secretive nature. Photo by Ryan Schain/Macaulay Library.
    Variation between observers is one of the trickiest biases to account for in observational data. If 10 birders independently walk around a park for an hour and record what they see, they'll all have a different checklist of birds. This is not a bad thing-as long as we can understand these differences. By understanding this variation, we can ensure that every eBird...
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