Crowdsourced bird data is an amazing tool for researchers to use and put together, to see the evolution of an ecosystem. The contribution to research through this kind of data greatly helps in understanding of regional changes too. This article covers various stories on how crowdsourced data helps in citizen science and the field of research. From institutes like IIT Jodhpur finding a new eco-region in the Thar Desert to various state forest departments conducting their counting exercises through bird watchers, crowdsourcing has been an extremely useful resource for studies. Check out the article to learn some more examples of surveys and ecological studies through crowdsourced data happening in the country.
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