We're excited to partner with the Cornell Lab's Bird Academy to demystify the lives of owls, giving you a greater appreciation for these amazing birds. Every eligible checklist that you submit in February gives you a chance to win free access to Bird Academy's The Wonderful World of Owls.
The free eBird Mobile app takes the guesswork out of how far and how long you were birding, so you can just focus on the birds! This February’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, encourages precise eBirding through eBird Mobile.
Exotic species categories and icons now appear on eBird Life Lists, Targets, and the eBird Mobile app, and Escapee birds are counted separately in outputs. These updates align your personal lists with eBird's improved Exotic species policies and make it easier than ever to report and track the establishment of human-introduced species.
By Ben Douglas and Michelle TerrellJanuary 3, 2023
In 2022, Minnesota eBirders submitted more than 170,400 checklists and tallied 343 species. This post provides an overview of the year’s birding highlights together with statistics, insights, and photos from across the state.
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. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who have taken the eBird Essentials course and submit 1 or more eligible checklists in January.
Start the year by building a strong foundation of birding knowledge. We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer a suite of exciting educational resources in thanks for your eBirding.
In 2022, eBird received more than 11.4 million complete checklists from your birding efforts. Whether you’re seeing common birds or endangered species, eBird thrives on the enthusiasm and engagement of hundreds of thousands of dedicated participants worldwide who make eBird part of their regular birding activities.
Every year the eBird Status and Trends project updates the abundance visualizations and range maps 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 modeled relative abundance for 868 additional species—doubling the number of species with available abundance […]
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).
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.