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 year we are also having the Checklist-a-day Challenge; someone that will be drawn from the group of eBirders that submits an average of one eligible checklist for every day in 2017—the checklist-a-day challenge. This eBirder will be chosen at the end of the year. Are you up to the challenge?
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.”