We are pleased to announce the 2016 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! Zeiss is also sponsoring promotions for our eBird portals in Argentina, Chile, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico, as well as continuing their support for young birders, in this case eBirders who submit checklists to the Young Birders Network. Watch each of these portals for more information on this subject!
This year we are also having an eBirder of the Year; someone that will be drawn from the group of eBirders that qualifies for all 12 monthly challenges in 2016. This eBirder will be chosen at the end of the year. Will you be the 2016 eBirder of the Year?
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a proven leader in sports optics and is the official optics sponsor for eBird. “Carl Zeiss feels strongly that by partnering with the Cornell Lab we can provide meaningful support for their ability to carry out their research, conservation, and education work around the world,” says Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, North America. “The Cornell Lab is making a difference for birds, and from the highest levels of our company we’re committed to promoting birding and the Lab’s work, so there’s a great collaboration. eBird is a truly unique and synergistic portal between the Lab and birders, and we welcome the opportunity to support them both.”