In 2019, shocking news of bird declines made headlines across the nation—“Three billion birds lost since 1970.” This groundbreaking study led by researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology documented widespread declines of birds in North America over the last 40 years. Among the species that showed some of the steepest declines were shorebirds.
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will help you become a better sound recordist. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 or more eligible checklists in September containing at least one rated sound recording. Checklists and recordings must be for observations during this month; not historical checklists entered during September.
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.
Mark your calendars for October Big Day—9 October 2021! Big Days are a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far. Wherever you are on 9 October, take a few minutes to join the world of birding on October Big Day.
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!
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, can help you dive deeper into birding. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 or more eligible checklists in August containing at least one species with observation comments. When you report an unusual bird observation to eBird, you may be asked to add species […]
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on Global Big Day! Last year, more than 50,000 eBirders from 175 countries collected an astounding 120,000 checklists in a single day.
One of the fundamental ideas of eBird is to allow birders to share their sightings openly with fellow birders, scientists, conservationists and anyone else interested in bird records and distribution. Occasionally, however, birders may want to contribute to eBird while keeping their observations private.