Black-backed Woodpeckers and Forest Fires in California and the West

10,000 Birds

I didn’t know what species of woodpecker it was, but I knew it was just in the clearing on the other side of the road. Black-backed Woodpeckers are non-migratory, although there have been documented intermittent irruptions of the species outside their normal range. Justin Augustine and Chad Hanson, Ph.D. It was July of 2012. I arrived at Lassen Volcanic National Park around 7:00 a.m. It was a cool 48 degrees.

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

10,000 Birds

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? We then worked with eBird personnel (Steve Kelling and others) to analyze the data while protecting confidential information. Birders derive “value” from birding.

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