• Laughing Kookaburra ML318841931
    By Team eBird April 7, 2024

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, will help you get to know the birds in one location. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 or more eligible checklists from one location in April. By birding the same place repeatedly, you’ll gain insight into the comings and goings of birds […]

  • Blue-billed Duck ML534248401
    By Team eBird March 4, 2024

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, focuses on the importance of counting birds. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 31 complete checklists during March that include counts for every species reported.

  • Spotless Crake ML536321001
    By Team eBird February 1, 2024

    This February’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, encourages precise eBirding through eBird Mobile. The free eBird Mobile app for iOS and Android takes the guesswork out of how far and how long you were birding, so you can just focus on the birds!

  • Willie-wagtail ML571071701
    By Team eBird January 1, 2024

    In 2023, eBird received more than 12.7 million complete checklists from your birding efforts. Whether you’re finding common birds or endangered species, eBird thrives on the enthusiasm and engagement of hundreds of thousands of dedicated participants worldwide who make eBirding part of their regular activities.

  • Australian King-Parrot ML375089461
    By Team eBird January 1, 2024

    Start the year by building a strong foundation of birding knowledge. We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer a suite of exciting educational resources in thanks for your eBirding. In January, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to our Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology Course. This fantastic course will deepen and […]

  • Redthroat ML610619094
    By Team eBird January 1, 2024

    This January’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, can help eBirders of every experience level learn something new about eBird. The free, self-guided eBird Essentials course contains the fundamental information we think every eBirder should know— everything from best practices to time-saving tips and tricks.

  • Forty-spotted Pardalote ML177272971
    By Louis Backstrom November 30, 2023

    Australia is home to over 700 native bird species, including more than 370 endemics that are found nowhere else in the world. Every day, hundreds of Australian eBirders go out looking for birds, recording their sightings here on the platform and allowing for their observations to be used by scientists and conservationists to better understand […]

  • Australian Rufous Fantail ML313050101
    By Team eBird Australia October 24, 2023

    The annual eBird taxonomy update IS NOW UNDERWAY. Work will still go on in the background for the next few weeks to update existing checklists, update maps etc., but the revised taxonomy should start to appear as you enter new checklists.

  • Regent Bowerbird ML499739651
    By Team eBird October 2, 2023

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on October Big Day. Join thousands of people from around the world to celebrate birds with observations in eBird.