Bird watchers get on the world wide web

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By Special to the Monitor

For all the bird-watchers who wonder how to keep sensible, organized, retrievable lists ­– the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has the answer. Stephen Fettig will teach a short class on eBird, the free Web site that allows participants to keep track of their bird observations for any place in the western hemisphere.  

The class will be held from 7-8 p.m. today at the UNM-LA computer lab.

In addition to being a remarkable web-based system for bird lists, eBird summarizes information provided by thousands of viewers and provides graphs and maps on all birds reported.  

Participants can also contribute to a multi-continent citizen-science effort to monitor birds.

UNM-LA has notified PEEC of the temporary problem in entering Room 516A, the computer lab. Due to the construction on campus, there is only one way to get into Building 5, from the front. There is no entrance from the Lemon Lot and up the sidewalk.

To register for the class, call 662-0460 or visit ßwww.PajaritoEEC.org.

The cost is $9 for PEEC members or $10 for non-members. For more information about the class itself, contact Fettig at 662-6785.