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You can see where the cities are the highways and cruise ship routes across the ocean. It's kind of mind blowing so this map. It's sort of like we swept away all the matter in the universe except the locations of our bird observations. The locations of towns are decipher bowl. Since for every massing of human beings there is a corresponding massing of burgers as of today. Ten thousand five hundred seventeen of the world's bird species have been documented in ebert. That's almost every living bird. Species that ornithologists currently recognize the database includes nearly fifty eight million checklists submitted by a little over seven hundred thousand citizens scientists. We can also call these people eve burgers this whole crowd. Sourcing thing only works. If you've got a crowd right how did the ebert team at the cornell lab get seven hundred thousand people to participate. How do you turn citizens into an army of citizens scientists into. Here's an advantage from. The beginning of the project. Was that burgers as a group already had a long history of being enthusiastic if not also fastidious keepers of lists many burgers like to know what species they've seen and where and when they saw them they take notes and keep lists despite. This bird had a slow start after it was launched in two thousand and two for many years the staff at the cornell lab tried to attract new participants by using the message help scientists track birds but eventually the lab changed their messaging. Right.

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