Brian Wulker will present the program “What is eBird?” at the March 20 meeting. Brian is well experienced using the digital birding database called eBird – he is the reviewer for sightings reported in several Ohio and Kentucky counties, primarily along a section of the Ohio River corridor. eBird was started 14 years ago and has grown into one of the major outlets for bird reports across the United States. Over 455,000 bird checklists have been submitted in Ohio, with about 43,000 coming from Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren counties. Brian will help you understand the features in eBird, the status of Southwest Ohio eBird, and plans and goals for the furture of the database. At this program you will learn why the birding community and ornithologists are excited to maintain this new database and how the results will help natural resource managers make smarter decisions that can benefit birds and their ecosystems. Time will be provided for you to ask questions about how to use eBird and how the review process works.
Brian Wulker has been a life-long birder, works as an environmental scientist, has taught college biology classes, moderates the Cincinnati Birders Facebook page, currently serves as the program coordinator for the Cincinnati Bird Club, and maintains an extensive personal bird list.
Audubon programs are held on the third Monday of the month (not including January, July, August or December). We meet at 7:00 p.m. for light refreshments, with the program beginning at 7:30. We meet at the Winton Woods visitor center, located at 10245 Winton Road. To reach the visitor center from I-275, take the Winton Road exit, and go south. Just before the lake, turn right into the park. From the Ronald Reagan Highway, take the Winton Road North exit, and turn right into the park just after the lake.
Note that a Park District auto sticker is required – $3.00 daily or $10.00 annual for Hamilton County residents, or $5.00 daily or $14.00 annual for non-residents.