Introduction to eBird and the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas

Saturday, Jan. 18, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jumpstart your birdwatching adventures by learning about two community science programs. eBird helps you and scientists keep track of birds you’ve seen and in so doing you contribute to a global effort to track bird populations. After a hands-on demo of how to use the eBird app and website, you’ll learn how you can use your new skills for the third New York Breeding Bird Atlas, a five-year community science project that will form the definitive resource to guide bird conservation in New York. Please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone and create a free eBird account at prior to the event. If you bring a mobile device, please install the free eBird app and make sure you can sign in to your account. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $25/family. FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Pre-paid reservations required.

Space is limited and registration is required for all programs. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail

Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy:

  • If the MAC cancels an event, we will initiate a full reimbursement.
  • If you need to cancel registration for an event, you must call or email the MAC at (315)-365-3588 or
  • If you cancel more than a week before the event, we will initiate a reimbursement minus a 10% administrative fee, or credit you for a future event.
  • No reimbursements are issued for cancellations received less than a week before the date of the event.