By Team eBird August 2, 2019
On 19 October, October Big Day is back! Can we beat last year's total of 6,331 species on a single October day?
By Team eBird May 9, 2019
On 4 May, 32,500 people ventured outside in 171 countries, finding 6,816 species: 2/3rds of the world's bird species in a single day. This is a new world record for the number of people birding on a single day.
By Team eBird March 6, 2019
Last May, more than 30,000 people took to fields and forests around the world, noting more than 7,000 species in a single day—Global Big Day. In less than 3 months, birding’s biggest day is coming back.
By Team eBird October 22, 2018
For the past 16 years, eBird has built cutting-edge birding tools. From life lists to sightings maps, and hotspot exploration to millions of photos and audio recordings, we’ve worked to provide the key elements that any birder needs.
By Team eBird September 30, 2018
This October’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on October Big Day! Earlier this year, on Global Big Day, we noted 7,013 species together as a global birding community.
By Team eBird July 25, 2018
Global Big Day has set new heights for a single day of birding each of the past four Mays. This massively international collaborative birding event has been so great that we’re having another worldwide eBird Big Day!
By Team eBird July 24, 2018
Please join us in congratulating Ana Maria Castaño Rivas of Envigado, Colombia, winner of the May 2018 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Ana Maria’s name was drawn randomly from the 8,383 eBirders who submitted at least 3 eligible checklists on Global Big Day.
By Team eBird July 24, 2018
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, encourages you to get out birding every day in one of the least-eBirded months of the year. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 31 eligible checklists during July.
By Gustave Axelson (Living Bird magazine) June 7, 2018
For a week last winter, I trailed Colombian coffee back to its source, tagging along with a team of Cornell University researchers as they studied the biological and socioeconomic effects of shade-grown coffee. I came away with a supreme appreciation for the power of the coffee bean—to provide for the livelihood of fathers and mothers […]
By Team eBird June 7, 2018
This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, gives you a chance to improve our knowledge of breeding birds across the world. The eBirder of the month will be drawn from eBirders who submit at least 15 eligible checklists containing at least one breeding behavior code during June.