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October eBirder of the Month Challenge

This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will keep get you snapping photos and recording bird sounds. Every time you take a photo or hold out a microphone, you’re creating an incredibly powerful piece of data. Media help document records, provide resources for learning and education, and also pave the way for future eBird and birding tools like Merlin Photo ID. The eBirder of the month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 15 or more eligible checklists in September containing at least one rated photo or sound. Checklists must be for observations during this month; not historical checklists entered during September. Winners will be notified by the 10th of the following month.

Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz in Alaska April 9-May 31

April 9 kicks off the third and final year of the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz in Alaska. Through May 31, we’re asking people to enter their Alaska bird sightings—whether they see a Rusty Blackbird or not—in eBird. If you live outside of the state, no problem, you can participate from anywhere in the US and Canada. (Be sure to check dates of the Blitz if you live outside Alaska as the end date may vary for different areas.)

Great American Arctic Birding Challenge Starts March 1!

Audubon Alaska’s annual Great American Arctic Birding Challenge takes flight March 1 and runs until June 1. Gather up your team of up to 6 birders and head for your favorite birding spots.

First eBirder of the Month Challenge for 2016!

This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, encourages you to get out there in this new year and see what you can find!

Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines Nov. 9-15

The 2015 Alaska Bald Eagle Festival is just around the corner, celebrating the largest gathering of Bald Eagles in the world!

Olive-sided Flycatchers in the Interior

The Olive-sided Flycatcher is a declining species, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game researchers are tracking migration to learn more about what might be causing the problem.

Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz April 11-May 31

Help Rusty Blackbirds by reporting sightings in Alaska on eBird!

Great American Arctic Birding Challenge March 1-June 1!

Let the games begin! Grab your binoculars and start checking off birds for the 2015 Great American Arctic Birding Challenge.

Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 13-16

The 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count has lots to offer participants this year: prizes, a photo contest, and free apps!

New Bird Found on Delta Junction Christmas Bird Count

This year the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in Delta Junction recorded a new species for the Interior during the CBC. Cordova was the furthest north count that recorded Eurasian Collared-Dove last season, showing that this species continues to expand its range. Citizen science reports on eBird throughout the year are increasingly important to document species […]