By Kathi Borgmann November 5, 2019
Finding birds, tallying your life list, and discovering new places to bird are all now just a few clicks away thanks to eBird, the world’s largest biodiversity citizen-science project. But eBird has also transformed what we know about the birds around us—from revealing unique loop migrations of Rufous Hummingbirds to identifying high concentrations of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers along the Pacific […]
By eBird Centroamérica October 27, 2019
The second October Big Day—19 October 2019—was again a resounding success, bringing more people in the field, who reported more species, than last year. This is true for the entire event worldwide, and also for the Central American region.
By Team eBird October 25, 2019
More than 18,000 eBirders from 164 countries and territories joined together on 19 October to go birding on the second October Big Day. The global count of 6,497 species broke last year’s total of 6,360 species, setting a new October Big Day record!
By eBird Centroamérica October 7, 2019
This month’s eBirder of the Month Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, encourages you to get out every day to count birds! The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 31 eligible checklists during October that include counts of every species. Our ‘eligible checklists’ have two primary criteria: reporting all species (complete); and counting the number of individuals you […]
By eBird Centroamérica September 15, 2019
Bird guides in the Neotropics have unparalleled knowledge of the status, distribution, abundance, and behavior of their local species. This detailed knowledge on such things as daily foraging patterns or where birds perch for the best photos makes birding trips much more enjoyable and successful for visiting birders who are eager to see new species.
By eBird Centroamérica September 14, 2019
In November 2015, the Macaulay Library and eBird joined forces—creating a way for you to upload photos and sounds directly to eBird checklists and have them archived in the Macaulay Library. In these past ~4 years, eBirders have uploaded an incredible 13.5 million photos and 300,000 audio recordings.
By eBird Centroamérica September 3, 2019
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, encourages precise eBirding through eBird Mobile. On iOS and Android, the free eBird Mobile app allows you to create a map for your checklist using the device’s GPS—providing unprecedented detail in your eBird checklists on where exactly you went birding.
By eBird Centroamérica August 19, 2019
We are getting close to World Shorebirds Day, which each year is celebrated on 6 September. We celebrate this day by organizing shorebird counts throughout the world between 3 and 9 September 2019.
By eBird Centroamérica August 5, 2019
eBird’s annual taxonomy update is scheduled for 7 August, and there are three things you need to know: submit all unsubmitted lists from eBird Mobile prior to the update; expect changes to some data from 15 July onwards; expect changes to bird names for several days around 7 August. Taxonomy updates are always fun: maybe […]
By eBird Centroamérica August 5, 2019
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will help you get very familiar with one of your favorite birding locations. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 eligible checklists from one eBird location in August. Winners will be notified by the 10th of the following month.