eBird has grown into one of the major outlets for bird reports across the United States and Ohio. Since it was started nearly 18 years ago, almost a million checklists have been submitted in Ohio and about half of those are just in the last 4 years! Locally about 80,000 of those have come from Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties. For this program, Brian Wulker will cover the basics including useful features in eBird along with going over submission guidelines. He also hopes to talk about the shifts that have occurred in eBird over time and some of the challenges these present on the local level. This program will be an opportunity for all local eBird users (ASO members and non-members alike) to ask questions about how to use eBird and how the review process works, and the hope is to let it be audience driven in direction. For more information about eBird or to setup an account visit the eBird web site: www.eBird.org
Brian Wulker is a local birder who found the local birding scene through Ned Keller’s cincinnatibirds website way back when he was 11 or so. Now he works on the ecological restoration team at the Fernald Preserve, is an eBird regional editor for Ohio and Northern Kentucky, the Secretary of the Kentucky Bird Records Committee and is a member of the Ohio Bird Records Committee.
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 – $5.00 daily or $10.00 annual for Hamilton County residents, or $8.00 daily or $16.00 annual for non-residents.