Want to make sure your birding observations count towards more than a sense of satisfaction? Welcome to the future of birding! Thanks to advanced technology, you can enter your bird sightings at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) on your mobile device or back at our center using an easy touch-screen. Your observations are then added to others in the eBird database, where scientists and citizens use the information to understand more about bird distributions.
eBird was developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society and it enables anyone to enter bird sightings from anywhere in North America and explore the results. It is a portal through which any birdwatcher can enter the birds they have observed across the globe into the eBird database.
Furthermore, you have the option to accurately map your observations on a large-scale map of the MWC. Every time you notice a bird, you are holding a piece of a puzzle. By sharing your sightings with others through eBird, you'll make it possible to complete the picture we need to better understand and protect birds well into the future.