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Help us build our Photo ID tools!

Have you tried Merlin Bird ID yet? Merlin is a free bird identification app developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with photos, sounds and species accounts to help you identify birds. Merlin is available for iOS and Android devices, and offers bird packs for all the birds of the United States and Canada, and a bird pack specifically […]

Introducing community rating for photos and sounds!

With more than 2.5 million images already in the Macaulay Library/eBird media collection, and thousands more added every day, it’s important to be able to find what you’re looking for. To that end, we’ve recently enabled the capability for any logged-in eBird user to rate the quality of any piece of media in the collection. […]

March eBirder of the Month Challenge

This month’s eBirder of the Month Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, focuses on getting photos and audio recordings of birds. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have an expensive camera setup to take part—even a quick snap or recording from your smartphone can make a difference! The eBirder of the Month will be chosen from […]

Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count!

If you have always wanted to share your passion for birding with others, between February 17 and 20 you will have the perfect excuse to do just that, by inviting them to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. This four-day annual event is aimed at introducing birders of all ages to the fun of […]

February eBirder of the Month Challenge

Sharing is caring. This month’s eBirder of the Month Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding with others. This could be a day in the field with a long-time birding friend that you’ve been checking the local lake with for 30 years, or someone who is just starting. They could be an eBirder already, […]

Achievements of eBird Central America in 2016

In 2016, eBird turned 15 years old, and surpassed 370 million observations accumulated through its life, uploaded from all over the world. More than 300,000 people have now entered data, and the project has continued to grow by roughly 30% a year for the last decade. 2016 marked the first complete year for the new photo […]

Winners of the Central American eBirder of the Year Awards 2016

Exactly one year ago today, we announced the Central American eBirder of the Year 2016 competition. We asked you to submit 365 or more complete, no-X checklists during 2016, following the motto “one checklist a day keeps the doctor away”. Twenty-five observers in the Central American region were able to accomplish that goal. Each one […]

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics eBirder of the Month for 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2017 eBirder of the Month program sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Each month we will feature a new eBird challenge and set of selection criteria. The monthly winners will each receive a new ZEISS Conquest HD 8×42 binocular. The January contest has already been posted—give it a try today! This […]

2017 Checklist-a-day Challenge

In 2016, eBird received more than 3.75 million complete checklists from your birding efforts. eBird thrives on the enthusiasm and engagement of tens of thousands of loyal participants worldwide who reliably enter their birding forays in eBird. Our most loyal eBirders go a step beyond, putting in checklists from short yard counts, lunchtime walks, or a quick […]

January eBirder of the Month Challenge

This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, gives you an excuse to get out there at the start of 2017 and see what you can find! In order to qualify as the first eBirder of the Month in 2017, all you have to do is submit one eBird checklist for each day in January. The […]