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eBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?

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Birders derive “value” from birding. But does the value of a particular trip come from the number of birds seen, viewing a particular species, seeing an endangered species, catching a glimpse of a rarity, adding a lifer, or something else? How much do birders value a birding experience? Some aspects of birding can be calculated and studied economists. These expenditures are also the revenues of the suppliers and outfitters supported by birding activities.

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