eBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?
OCTOBER 23, 2017
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? 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. Birders derive “value” from birding.