Wednesday, January 9, 2008

If I Had a Million Checklists

Milestone alert: in December eBird, the online checklist program run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, received its one millionth checklist. As this press release notes, it wasn't that long ago when the project was receiving 5,000 checklists per month; now it's up to 50,000 per month.

This milestone is great news for a lot of reasons, but one of the serendipitous sides was who entered the checklist: none other than the author of one of my regular stops in the blogosphere, John of "A DC Birding Blog." You can read how surprised he was to find out the news, and that a new pair of Zeiss was on its way, on his blog post.

Congrats, John! Now, when will checklist 2,000,000 come in (and who will submit it)? You've got to play to win! Visit eBird and contribute, no checklist is too small.

2 comments:

John said...

Thanks. This is very exciting.

noflickster said...

While I don't doubt the mere satisfaction of contributing to such a useful body of knowledge is 99% of the source of your satisfaction, I'm sure the new bins are a welcomed perk! ;-)

I am hoping that I'm 2,000,000, but I may be shopping before then anyway.

Congratulations, again!
Mike

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