• Phainopepla ML501457371
    By Ben Douglas, MOU December 5, 2022

    Picking up a first state record for your life list is a significant birding achievement. Prior to 2022, there were 447 species of birds officially recorded in Minnesota and accepted by the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (MOURC).

  • Evening Grosbeak ML137983971
    By Team eBird November 30, 2022

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, 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.

  • Northern Cardinal ML76883571
    By Team eBird October 31, 2022

    The eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will help you find and share more birds by harnessing the power of your mobile device. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 30 eligible checklists with eBird Mobile in November.

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch ML491743221
    By MOU October 10, 2022

    First held in 2018, the October Big Day provides a snapshot of fall migration and global bird populations. On October 8, Minnesota birders reported 174 species on 880 checklists.

  • By Team eBird September 29, 2022

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on October Big Day! The eBirder of the month will be drawn from eBirders who submit five (5) or more eligible checklists on 8 October.

  • Red-winged Blackbird ML219918431
    By Team eBird August 30, 2022

    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.