Today our 2018 Bonanza continues with a Hawaiian species of honeycreeper: the Palila!
Many species of Hawaiian honeycreeper are endangered or face threats, and the Palila is no different, unfortunately. The Palila is considered to be critically endangered, due in part to loss of habitat.
Palilas are highly dependent on the Mamane tree. This association includes using the tree as a food source and nesting habitat.
Tomorrow's new bird is Europe's largest species of pigeon. Can you guess which species it is?
During this year's ten-day-long event, we'll reveal a new bird each day. 10 new birds for our 10th Bonanza! The new birds will include our 700th species, the most requested Birdorable of all time! Join us starting this friday to see what new birds will join Birdorable in our 10th annual Bonanza!
Here's a sneak peek at Friday's new species, a medium-sized woodpecker with an appearance some compare to that of a clown. Can you guess which species will start things off?
Researchers in Oregon are working on a huge survey of birds in the state: Oregon 2020. Data from field observations is being compiled to determine the abundance and distribution of Oregon's bird species.
The study in part uses data collected by citizen scientists who bird the state and enter their findings into eBird.
In a presentation given at a bird symposium last year, Birdorable cartoon birds were used to help visualize concepts in field observation data collection, like "imperfect detection" and "detection probability".
The project aims to compile its data on the birds of Oregon by the year 2020. While data collection occurs year-round, County Birding Blitzes are used to collect data in hotspots over a short period of time by a lot of different observers (kind of like Christmas Bird Counts).
To learn more about the project and maybe even contribute data, check it out at Oregon 2020.
Thank you to Tyler Hallman for sharing his presentation with us.