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2008 World Series of Birding Scouting Notes
Coordinated by the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club's (DVOC) team - The Nikon / DVOC Lagerhead Shrikes
Please direct all reports to
Once recieved, they will be posted as soon as possible.
Click here for notes from the South Swap Meet
At the South Swap Meet on Thursday evening there was a discussion about the Sandhill Crane at the Cape May County Zoo. It was learned on Friday morning that the crane that is there is part of the collection and is not countable for the WSB
teams have contributed information for the 2008 WSB
Teams are reminded that if they find this information useful, they should share the information they have. Send reports to
is strongly suggested that reports be in the following format....
Every day birders across New Jersey enter data into eBird. As the World Series of Birding approaches some of this data might be useful for scouting and planning. The sponsors of eBird (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) are making the daily raw data available to everyone. Between 5/1 and 5/8, the entire set of entered data for New Jersey will be posted here. Keep in mind that this is raw data, it has not been filtered or checked. Any comments or thoughts on this initiative should be directed to Brian Sullivan, eBird Project Leader and member of the Cornell WSB Team.
Each day a file will be posted containing data sorted by species date and location. These files will be cumulative because many birders don't submit their data to eBird on the same day they collect it. These cumulative files give a running total of everything.
Click on the file for the date you are interested in and choose to Open or Save. These are large files and are not appropriate for a dial up connection.
|Date||*. xls File|
|May 1 (Thursday)||Click Here|
|May 1,2 (Cumulative - Thursday to Friday)||Click Here|
|May 1,2,3 (Cumulative - Thursday to Saturday)||Click Here|
|May 1,2,3,4 (Cumulative - Thursday to Sunday)||Click Here|
|May 1,2,3,4,5 (Cumulative - Thursday to Monday)||Click Here|
|May 1,2,3,4,5,6 (Cumulative - Thursday to Tuesday)||Click Here|
|May 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (Cumulative - Thursday to Wednesday)||Click Here|
|May 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (Cumulative - Thursday to Thursday)||Click Here|
The World Series of Birding raises funds for a variety of conservation causes. Many of the teams receive pledges "per bird", so the more birds each team sees, the more money gets raised. This is where you can help.
The sharing of scouting information has taken a huge leap forward in the past decade or so. Teams now understand that a rising tide floats all boats, and any help they give or receive is reflected in the bottom line of fund raising. Additionally, it helps level the playing field for those teams that can not dedicate an entire week to scouting. In particular, it has provided a tremendous boost to the totals of the youth teams, whose school obligations limit their scouting ability.
While the verbal sharing of scouting information is doing great, The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) has created this page in an effort to make it even easier to keep up with the latest finds and re-finds. Significant help has been provided by Smithsonian Ornithology Capital Kingbirds. We hope you will help by sending your updates to: