Subject: [Indoor] 10/6/2016 Indoor Meeting: Birdwatching in the 21st Century [Print This Page] Author: HKBWS Bonnie Time: 5/05/2016 17:28 Subject: 10/6/2016 Indoor Meeting: Birdwatching in the 21st Century
Indoor Meeting: Birdwatching in the 21st Century
Automatic identification of photos on your smartphone. Tools to find birds anywhere in the world, at your fingertips, all for free. Technology is advancing so rapidly that it is possible to create tools for birdwatchers that weren’t even possible just a couple years ago. Sightings and photographs submitted by “citizen scientists” around the world provide a resource that is used to build these birdwatching tools, while also providing valuable information for researchers and conservationists—giving back to the birds that we all care so much about. Come learn about eBird and Merlin, two free projects that can help you find and learn about birds like never before. Join eBird Project Coordinator Ian Davies to find out how to take your birdwatching and photography to the next level.
Speaker: Mr. Ian Davies
Ian Davies works at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with eBird (ebird.org), a free global database of bird sightings that is used by birdwatchers, researchers, and conservationists worldwide. More than 320 million sightings of birds from every country on earth are available for free use, contributed by more than 310,000 birdwatchers like you. He got interested in birds at age 13 when he visited a bird ringing station, and has been lost to the feathered world ever since. He enjoys traveling to find birds, making sure to collect information on the birds seen through eBird. He has visited more than 25 countries in the pursuit of birds so far, noting more than 3,500 species. He can’t wait to visit Hong Kong and see the wonderful birds there!
Date: Friday 10 June, 2016
Time: 19:15 - 21:00
Venue: HKBWS LCK office
7C, V Ga Building, 532 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
Ian Davis 先生是康奈爾鳥類學實驗室 eBird項目的統籌員, eBird是一個免費的全球鳥類數據庫, 包含的數據為很多世界各地觀鳥者， 研究人員及保育專家所使用，來自全球三十一萬的觀鳥者總共提供了三億多的鳥類記錄。Ian在13歲時到訪鳥類環誌站後對鳥類產生興趣，至此一直沉醉在這個羽毛的國度。他喜歡觀鳥旅遊, 並藉著使用eBird的信息來找尋鳥種。到目前為止，他已到訪超過25個國家，記錄超過3,500種鳥類，他迫不及待到香港看這裡的精彩鳥種。
See you tonight !!! Author: lalan Time: 10/06/2016 15:43
來不到，會有摘要紀錄嗎？ Author: ajohn Time: 11/06/2016 22:08
To help people relate more directly to the information in yesterday's talk, I have linked to the eBird lists of birds that Ian and I saw around Hong Kong today. Please check this link: http://www.hkbws.org.hk/BBS/viewthread.php?tid=25163Author: HKBWS Bonnie Time: 13/06/2016 14:55