For any use of eBird data, or for general reference to the project in peer-reviewed literature, use this citation:
Sullivan, B.L., C.L. Wood, M.J. Iliff, R.E. Bonney, D. Fink, and S. Kelling. 2009. eBird: a citizen-based bird observation network in the biological sciences. Biological Conservation 142: 2282-2292.
eBird bar charts, maps, graphs, tables, and other visualizations from the ‘Explore Data’ tab and ‘My eBird’ tab may be reproduced in publications without further permission provided that the figure is attributed as follows: Image provided by eBird (www.ebird.org) and created [date].
eBird. 2017. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: Date [e.g., February 2, 2017]).
Kelling, S. 2017. eBird Checklist: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36954356. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web application]. eBird, Ithaca, New York. Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: Date [e.g., December 9, 2017]).
In the above example, “Kelling, S” is the name of the observer, and should be replaced with the name of the observer in the checklist being cited.
eBird Basic Dataset. Version: EBD_relMay-2017. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. May 2017.