New Hampshire Audubon (NHA) independently collected and computerizing bird sightings from 1986 to 2009, at which point we began collaborating with eBird (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) to provide an on-line data entry system for these data. NHA has since been working to upload to eBird the 22 years of birding data comprising 188,778 records. We have received targeted grant funding for certain areas of the state but it has been challenging to find funding for towns in northern New Hampshire’s Coos County. Due to the presence of several popular birding sites (e.g, Pittsburg, Errol, and the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge), there are more than 16,000 records for Coos County. A Blake-Nuttall Fund grant in September of 2016 was used to target this area for upload and provide leverage for additional funding requests. We have completed 15 towns, comprising 6,542 records with eight more towns in process comprising an additional 6,000 records.
Program Report: New Hampshire Bird Records Data Conversion