10 Days of Science with Math: Bird Count Data


Today I’m going to share a source of data with you. Sometimes having math with your science is just a matter of where to look for some data. You don’t always have to generate it yourself!

Sites like eBird, Avian Knowledge Network, and The Great Backyard Bird Count all provide data sets on numbers of birds spotted. What can you do with this data?

  • you can calculate averages and medians
  • make graphs
  • make box and whisker plots
  • compare bird data – see if you can make conclusions based on what you find

It’s important to note that the Avian Knowledge Network has large downloads of data, make sure you choose a chunk of data that you can work with easily. Even if you cannot use everything there, you can make your own data list of a manageable number of data sets for your student.

Just a note that eBird is a great way to tally and count birds daily at times other than the GBBC. What a great way to have kids make a data chart and use tally marks! Be sure to log in and give your information to eBird. eBird is just one of the ways you can be a Civilian Scientist with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Tomorrow I’ll share another source for data and it will have lots of math concepts included. Stay tuned!


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