Friday, September 23, 2011

eBird updated!

I had a nice surprise this morning when I logged into eBird to upload a few birds seen at my feeder.

The eBird team has updated the "View and Explore Data" page with some long-requested features.

Now, you get the same maps whether you view maps directly for one species, or make bar charts for a region or area. Good, zoom out to see the world range and zoom in to see the individual sightings. Better, click on the individual sighting locations to see when and who has seen the species at that location in the past. Best, click on an individual record and see that person's entire checklist for the day!

These changes really make 'viewing and exploring data' useful and addicting!

Well done, eBird!


  1. Thanks for letting me know about this. I like the increased functionality and the options for filtering down the information when looking at a map for a given species. I don't know that I like the purple and map style as much as I did the green and cleaner map, but I know I'll get used to it quick enough.

  2. I just found that you can turn off the "No Reports" shading for a cleaner looking map. Very cool!