• Jalca Tapaculo ML268089221
    By Team eBird August 18, 2021

    TAXONOMY UPDATE IN PROGRESS eBird data are currently being updated as a part of eBird’s 2021 Taxonomy Update. It is normal to see life list numbers change this week and to see some names displaying inconsistently as the changes are applied.

  • Sandhill Crane ML180438281
    By Alaska eBird August 18, 2021

    Join the Friends of Creamer’s Field on August 20-22 to celebrate the 24th annual Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival at Creamer’s Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks, Alaska. Creamer’s Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is known as one of the best places in Alaska to witness large congregations of Sandhill Cranes as adults and young […]

  • Western Black-eared Wheatear ML328015131
    By Team eBird August 3, 2021

    August is always an exciting time of year for eBird, since we update all eBird records with the latest scientific advances in bird taxonomy. You might even get some ‘armchair lifers’ as species are split!

  • By Team eBird May 7, 2021

    Be a part of birding’s biggest team! Global Big Day is an annual celebration of the birds around you.

  • Western Sandpiper ML27327811
    By Alaska eBird May 4, 2021

    Registration is OPEN for the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival in Cordova, Alaska! This hybrid event will take place both virtually and in person May 6th-9th.

  • Lesser Yellowlegs ML231006451
    By Alaska eBird April 28, 2021

    Background The Lesser Yellowlegs is a Neotropical migrant shorebird that breeds in the boreal forests of Alaska and Canada and winters in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Since the 1970s, the species has experienced population declines of ~63-70% across its breeding range, with estimates of annual declines ranging from 5.3% (North American Breeding […]

  • Short-billed Dowitcher ML136661091
    By Alaska eBird April 19, 2021

    Registration is OPEN for the 29th Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival in 2021! This hybrid event put on by The Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge will take place May 6th-9th both virtually and in person.

  • Bald Eagle ML285750511
    By Team eBird April 17, 2021

    Public participation in scientific research through citizen-science projects has skyrocketed in the past 10 years. Citizen scientists have been donating billions of dollars’ worth of their time collecting information on everything from birds, bees, butterflies, and more resulting in a treasure trove of data helping scientists better understand plant, animal, and insect populations.

  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow ML38265161
    By Alaska eBird March 20, 2021

    Merlin Bird ID, the premier bird identification app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, launched in 2014 with 285 species in the United States and Canada. Since then, Merlin has grown leaps and bounds.