• Anna's Hummingbird ML610882717
    By Ben Douglas and Michelle Terrell January 1, 2024

    In 2023, Minnesota eBirders submitted more than 179,300 checklists and tallied 353 species. This post provides an overview of the year’s birding highlights together with statistics, insights, and photos from across the state.

  • Western Meadowlark ML568805861
    By Team eBird December 31, 2023

    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.

  • Pine Grosbeak ML310645371
    By Team eBird December 1, 2023

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, is all about capturing birding memories through photos and audio recordings. Each photo or audio recording you upload is an incredibly powerful piece of data.

  • By Team eBird November 17, 2023

    eBird Status and Trends products are updated annually with millions of new observations submitted by eBirders to provide the most up-to-date information on the status and trends of bird populations. This year, the team released new tools, added regional trends summaries, and made Trends data available for download.

  • Common Loon ML349267451
    By Team eBird November 1, 2023

    Birding is centered on connections: connecting to one’s self, connecting to nature, and connecting to others. This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, is all about birding together.

  • Harris's Sparrow ML609938403
    By MOU October 16, 2023

    First held in 2018, the October Big Day provides a snapshot of fall migration and global bird populations. On Saturday, October 14, Minnesota birders reported 170 species on 934 checklists.

  • Common Nighthawk ML382772431
    By Team eBird September 30, 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.

  • By Team eBird September 1, 2023

    Mark your calendars for October Big Day—14 Oct 2023! Like Global Big Day, October Big Day is an opportunity to unite around our shared love of birds.