eBird is a real-time, online checklist program, that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution. The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observations with a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, and conservation biologists. In time these data will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond. A birder simply enters when, where, and how they went birding, then fills out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing.
If you would like to view records of bird sightings from other locations on the refuge go to (http://ebird.org/content/ebird) and select View and Explore Data. There are many ways to view the data. For a summary, select Summary Tables and choose either Week, Month, or Year. Select Hot Spots for Pennsylvania or find refuges in other states.
Not only can you view others data, but you can also enter your own by setting up an eBird account. In only a few minutes you can be ready to share your data with birders from across the world. Need help? Follow the eBird Tutorial and learn how to set-up an eBird account and report your own observations.
***John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge does not garuntee the accuracy of the list. This is a checklist that is produced by the public and refuge volunteers entering and sharing data.