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Name of Collaboratory :

 

BirdSource

 
 

URL :

  http://www.birdsource.org/  
 

Collaboratory Status :

 
Operational   Start Date : End Date : Info Last Updated : Fri, Dec 3 2010 5:01pm PST
 
 

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Open Community Contribution System  
 

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Domain(s) :

  BIOLOGICAL/AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES >Biological Sciences >Zoology, Other  
 

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :

 

BirdSource is a partnership between citizens and scientists. Designed and managed by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, BirdSource is an interactive website where the enthusiasm of birders is combined with state-of-the-art technology to promote conservation and environmental learning. BirdSource offers the estimated 60 million Americans who enjoy watching birds the opportunity to "bird with a purpose" when they record and share their counts of birds online. Through the extensive citizen participation, BirdSource is becoming a powerful new tool for bird conservation and education. Participants improve their scientific literacy as they contribute data that helps scientists and conservations define bird ranges, populations, migration pathways, and habitat needs. BirdSource will use these data to track and display the density and movement of birds just like meteorologists track the weather. BirdSource's interactive information system will become the definitive long-term record of North American bird populations throughout the 21st century.

 
 

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Cornell University
   Cornell Lab of Ornithology
National Audubon Society
 
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