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

10,000 Birds

Birders who submit their checklists to Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird likely know that their data may be used to conduct scientific research on subjects such as migration, changes in range, or assessment of populations. I emailed the authors and asked about their research and their use of eBird data. The growing wealth of citizen science data has not yet been widely exploited by economists as a source of information about recreational values of non-market environmental goods.

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