Changes to exotic species in eBird


Justyn Stahl
 

Birders,

I am very excited to finally see this long-awaited development in eBird in regard to treatment of exotic species.

News story:

eBird Help Center info:

There are now maps showing where species are native vs. introduced, regional bird lists separating out established vs. escaped exotics, and exotic species are now labeled as such in checklists. It's incredible to see just how many species of birds have been moved away from their native ranges, with some establishing and spreading and others not.

Justyn Stahl
San Diego