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Birders Bolster Big Data Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Vermont eBird

2023 marked the 20th anniversary of Vermont eBird and the 13th annual Vermont eBird County Quest, a friendly competition encouraging birders statewide to submit their bird sightings to Vermont eBird. Since 2003, more than 15,000 Vermont eBirders have submitted more than 693,000 complete checklists, representing all 392 species of birds ever reported from Vermont.

Vermont Atlas of Life iNaturalist Project Celebrated 10th Anniversary in 2023 by Surpassing 1 Million Records

In 2023 thousands of iNaturalists added over 200,000 biodiversity records to the rapidly growing database of life in Vermont, helping us surpass 1 million records during our 10-year anniversary. Read about all the amazing discoveries and more.

New Report Uses Big Data to Establish Vermont Biodiversity Baseline

By 2100, Vermont is estimated to experience a net loss of 386 species (or 6%), under the current carbon emission scenario. This comes among several key findings outlined in a new report. It marks the 10th Anniversary of the Vermont Atlas of Life. The report uses nearly 8 million observations from almost 12,000 species reported from across the state to help establish a biodiversity baseline for Vermont, critical for understanding and measuring future biodiversity changes caused by landscape alteration, climate change and other environmental perturbations. Join our webinar on Wednesday, June 14 at 10AM to learn more from Dr. Michael Hallworth, data scientists and lead author.