Tools to create interactive maps are live!
We are delighted to announce that tools for creating interactive maps of birding sites are now live and can be used by everyone. Observation points, trails, facilities and much more can be added to the site maps and provided with detailed descriptions. Everyone is invited to create, complete or correct descriptions and maps of birding sites.
Sign up to Orniverse, start exploring the tools to describe your favorite birding sites and present them to the global birdwatching community! Here is an example of what a site description and interactive map could look like.
Watch this video to learn how the maps and the site descriptions can be created.
Those who contribute their local knowledge before the end of the year have the chance to win a pair of high-end binoculars, the Leica Noctivid! Click here for more information.
Let’s work together on building an online “Where to watch birds” guide that covers the entire world, is always up to date and is completely free for everyone!
Orniverse has released amazing new features
We are very excited to announce amazing new features on Orniverse! Users can now write detailed descriptions of their favourite birding sites, including info on timing and strategy, how to get there, top species, facilities, and much more. Everybody can contribute information and changes are tracked. All contributors are acknowledged at the bottom of each site description page. Also, each site description links to a chart on eBird which lists all the species that have been recorded at the site, their abundance and the best time to see them. Have a look at an example of such a site description.
In addition, we have added an awesome feature for all bird guides: You can now add yourself as a local guide to any site with just a single click. Your name will be listed under local guides and link directly to your profile and your contact info. It’s completely free! See here how to do it.
Let’s work together on building an online “Where to watch birds” guide that covers the entire world and is always up to date. It would be really great if you contribute your knowledge. It’s simple – here is how it works. Comprehensive site descriptions will be promoted through our social media channels and may be featured on our home page www.orniverse.com.
Meanwhile, we are building tools that, in addition, will enable you to create digital, interactive maps of birding sites. We will inform you as soon as we are ready.