This program caters to all birders, including those new to eBird. It is an exploration of how eBird is used by birders and researchers alike. If you have ever wondered “what’s all the fuss about eBird?”, we will address those questions and more. For those already using eBird, you’ll learn new ways this powerful tool can be of use to you from your own backyard, to your travels across the globe. Come learn how your bird sightings can make a difference for conservation science!
About Holly Merker
Holly Merker has been the Lead Reviewer/Reviewer Coordinator for Pennsylvania eBird since 2005, and is also on the eBird Hotspot Editing Team for PA. She is the Chester County Compiler of avian records for Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology, as well as a Board Member for PSO, and currently serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee.
She has been a Compiler/Counter/Education Coordinator for the Rose Tree Park Hawkwatch in Media for more than a decade, and is a volunteer Hawk Counter at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. In addition, she serves on the Council for the Delmarva Ornithological Society, and is a Council Member for the DVOC. Professionally, Holly is an Environmental Educator, teaching thousands of school students hands-on outdoor ecology classes, annually, from around the Delaware Valley for the CCWA – Paradise Farm Camps organization in Downingtown.