Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Fwd: eBird Google gadget

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From: Charles Swift <>
Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 11:09 AM
Subject: eBird Google gadget
To: inland birders <>

Hi All -

With the increasing use of eBird folks might want to check out the eBird google gadget. This is a "feed" from eBird that shows review species that have been submitted to eBird in recent days, the review status of the sighting, the observer, and a link to a google map w/ the exact location of the sighting. The google map also can generate directions to the location fairly easily. The only caveat is that the location might be misleading if it is for a travelling count or the observer does not specify an exact location (for example uses only the county in which case the observation will show up in the geographical center of the county - something the Cornell eBird folks have been trying to discourage).

There are other ways to explore eBird data and generate distribution maps and bar charts showing seasonal abundance that are available to anyone who has a (free) eBird user account. The Google gadget is available regardless.

More information here - You do need a (free) google account to create an iGoogle home page where you can install the gadget.


Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

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