• Common Gallinule ML480080621
    By Jared Feura September 16, 2022

    Common Gallinules are a member of the rail family found in fresh and brackish marshes throughout much of eastern and parts of western North America. Unlike many rails, Common Gallinules are just as comfortable swimming in the water as they are stalking through wetlands where they feed on aquatic vegetation, seeds, and invertebrates like snails.

  • By Team eBird September 15, 2022

    Mark your calendars for October Big Day—8 October 2022! Big Days are a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far.

  • By Julie Hart September 8, 2022

    The individuals behind the atlas effort are just as interesting as the birds we’re observing. Every atlaser brings a distinct set of talents to the project, and there is no single “type” of person who gets involved.

  • European Starling ML268145221
    By Team eBird August 3, 2022

    We are ecstatic to announce that the way eBird displays human-introduced populations of birds is changing! Recent updates include— Exotic species are clearly labeled on checklists and explore pages.

  • Black Skimmer ML273227671
    By Julie Hart July 29, 2022

    Yes, there really are birds you can target in August! A variety of bird species in NY breed late into the summer.

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo ML468734671
    By Julie Hart July 29, 2022

    The second annual Big Atlas Weekend was a success with 360 atlasers in NY documenting 190 species and submitting 1501 checklists the weekend of June 24-26! Congratulations to Doug for confirming a species he had not confirmed before (in the current New York atlas)!

  • By Julie Hart July 29, 2022

    The second annual Big Atlas Weekend was a success with 360 atlasers in NY documenting 190 species and submitting 1501 checklists the weekend of June 24-26! Joel was recognized for submitting a complete atlas checklist in an incomplete block.

  • Hooded Merganser ML233110451
    By Julie Hart July 14, 2022

    The Big Atlas Weekend occurs the last full weekend in June and is a fun way for birders from across the state to document breeding birds and come together as an atlasing community. For many birds in our area, breeding peaks in late June.

  • By Julie Hart July 7, 2022

    The second annual Big Atlas Weekend was a success with 360 atlasers in NY documenting 190 species and submitting 1501 checklists the weekend of June 24-26! Jay was recognized as the Most Valuable Atlaser because he was in the top 10 for the most challenge categories, for his top ranking on the top 100, and for all his amazing breeding behavior photos.

  • By Julie Hart July 7, 2022

    The second annual Big Atlas Weekend was a success with 360 atlasers in NY documenting 190 species and submitting 1501 checklists the weekend of June 24-26! Congratulations to Patricia for coding a rare breeder!