There’s a cool Hummingbird Migration map over at the Perky-Pet Bird Feeders website that shows monthly sightings of Anna’s, Allen’s, Costa’s, Ruby-throated, and Rufous Hummingbirds. You can observe and share your sightings as well. It is very intuitive and takes no time at all to submit a sighting! You can even upload a photo of the hummingbird you’re submitting. Super easy, super cool, DO IT!
Zachary DeBruine of Birdventure Birding and Jared Fischer of Birding Maps & Tools developed a new tool for mapping personal eBird history. You do eBird, right? The basic idea is to map every location you’ve submitted an eBird checklist for. It’s a really fun and neat way to see where you have eBirded! If you are an eBird freak, like me, then you’ll really get a kick out of this. Here is my eBird history:
If you’re interested in mapping your eBird history, take a look at Zachary’s post here and Jared’s post here. If you decide to map your eBird history, post a link to your map in the comments!
Remember to try and submit at least, AT LEAST, one eBird checklist per day!
BirdLog is now on sale for $0.99, through February 18, to support and promote entering your sightings to eBird during the Great Backyard Bird Count!
“Our mission is to promote the accurate and frequent use of eBird, and eBird and GBBC are merging this year, so we are proud to support the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count by lowering the price of all regional versions of BirdLog to just 99¢ for the duration of the count, through Feb. 18. We hope this great price will attract more birders and provide more higher quality data for the GBBC!”
You’ll have to check out the video over at the ABA Blog to find out! Also, Jessica Pellien from Princeton University Press had a few neat posts regarding the new ABA Bird of the Year that can be seen here and here. Robert Mortensen of Birding is Fun did a fine job of announcing this spectacular bird!