Global Big Day- Post event report

To: Ryu Callaway <>
Subject: Global Big Day- Post event report
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 22:53:42 +0000
Looking at the current report on eBird an observer from Brazil has reported Natterer's Slaty-Antshrike.  I was intrigued as to whether this was named after a person or an attribute of the bird (being suspicious of apostrophes).  

It turns out to be the former: surprisingly, of the Austrian persuasion.  This led me to wonder whether the name had meaning (cf smith meaning metalworker) and "natter" translates from German to mean adder (the reptile, not a mathematician).


On 21 May 2016 at 14:23, Ryu Callaway <> wrote:
ebird has published a preliminary summary of the data which has been submitted for the GBD so far.
The Global Tally for the day stands at 6257 species from over 44200 checklists, with over 16000 participants from 145 countries taking part. 
1263 people tried out ebird for the first time- including some people from Canberra. 

Other stats
Australia: 501 species from 1010 checklists from 318 Participants
ACT: 114 species from 71 checklists from at least 27 participants, up 21 species, 35 checklists, and 16 participants from last year.

Thanks to all those that took part, and remember, data can be submitted to ebird all year long and will end up on the COG database.


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