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How can I share my hen photographs with the Cornell Lab?

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    When you add a photograph to an eBird guidelines, it should seem within the Macaulay Library.

    We’re consistently grateful that individuals share so many great pictures with us. If you happen to’ve taken some photographs and wish different hen fanatics to see them, there are a number of methods to share them with us:

    If you happen to use eBird, you possibly can add photographs and sound to your checklists to confirm notable birds or simply to point out off an image or hen you’re notably happy with. Be aware that photographs can solely be shared on eBird if they’re hooked up to a guidelines, which implies they have to be taken on the identical time and in the identical location because the guidelines. This media is then viewable by different eBird customers by way of our eBird/Macaulay Library media search operate.

    By importing photographs to eBird checklists, customers conform to make them out there to the Cornell Lab to be used in varied tasks like illustrating species accounts on All About Birds, Birds of the World, and eBird. eBird checklists and photographs additionally energy the Cornell Lab’s Merlin Hen ID app that may determine over 10,000 species due to members of the general public who submit checklists. Images prepare Merlin Picture ID, which is a part of the Merlin Hen ID app—meaning your picture could assist thousands and thousands of individuals around the globe determine birds!

    Methods to Share Images By Different Cornell Lab Tasks

    Cornell Lab tasks additionally run photo-related contests and challenges. Mission FeederWatch usually holds their BirdSpotter picture contest throughout the winter. The Nice Yard Hen Depend additionally has picture sharing as a part of their weekend occasion in February.

    Have Questions About A Picture, like “What Hen is This?”

    What in the event you’ve obtained a query a few picture however you don’t need to share it with others? You’ll be able to all the time ship footage for ID and different inquiries to the Cornell Lab: cornellbirds@cornell.edu. We’ll do our greatest to reply—and we gained’t share your picture with out your permission.

    A fair simpler approach to determine a hen in a photograph is to obtain the Merlin Hen ID app and use the app’s Picture ID software. This software can determine greater than 8,000 species by analyzing an uploaded picture. It’s straightforward to make use of—open the app in your cellphone, add your picture to the app, and presto! It would assist determine the hen in your picture with out sharing it with others.

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