App allows bird watchers to share findings with scientists

Ornithologists hope next time you peek out your door, stroll around the block or visit a nearby park, you’ll take note of the birds you see and report them to one of the world’s biggest citizen science projects: eBird.

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February 12, 2021 - 12:29 PM

LAWRENCE, Kansas — Raucous chirping tipped me off to the tree full of birds in my front yard last weekend.

I opened the door and peeked out.

House sparrows seemed to be squabbling in our cherry trees. A lone starling sat among them, unperturbed. Somewhere nearby, a tufted titmouse sang an early morning tune.

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