Date: 6/2/18 5:22 am From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> Subject: June eBird Challenge, use eBird to prepare for your next trip
Hello PA Birders,
This month’s eBird Challenge is to use the breeding bird behavior codes in our checklists. June is the peak breeding season in the northern hemisphere. The eBirder of the month will be drawn from eBirders who submit at least 15 eligible checklists containing at least one breeding behavior code during June. Winners will be notified by the 10^th of the month.
Planning a trip? You will probably take your binoculars as well in order to see birds that you don’t normally see around your patch, county, state or country. A great way to prepare is by reviewing photographs and sounds of birds taken by others for the area and date you specify. eBird has developed a photo quiz which uses photographs and recordings from the Macaulay Library. Much of that media is collected from our checklists. Many of the media are pretty good and easy to discern, some are admittedly impossible to identify. Try out the quiz before you go to your next new area! Find it under the Explore Page at the top right corner.