eBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?
OCTOBER 23, 2017
How much do birders value a birding experience? The economic “impact” of a birding festival can be estimated by looking at expenditures of attendees ( e.g., hotel rooms, meals, souvenirs, transportation costs, etc.). But there are few transactions that can be analyzed to determine how much value birding experiences, themselves, provide to a birder. This includes bird-watching experiences. Birders derive “value” from birding.