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.
eBirders in Argentina now have their own eBird portal, managed by Aves Argentinas. Here, we will highlight regional trends as they happen, give tips on when and how to look for migrants, showcase regional rarities as well as common bird species, and provide news on eBird developments, including the annual changes in bird names.