• Barred Owl ML203381821
    By Team eBird January 31, 2023

    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.  

  • Common Redpoll ML301728521
    By Team eBird January 31, 2023

    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.

  • By Team eBird January 24, 2023

    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.

  • Canada Jay ML511747301
    By Ben Douglas and Michelle Terrell January 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.

  • Pine Grosbeak ML310645371
    By Team eBird January 1, 2023

    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.

  • Snowy Egret ML446168571
    By Team eBird January 1, 2023

    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.

  • Buff-banded Rail ML353337071
    By Team eBird December 28, 2022

    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.

  • By Team eBird December 19, 2022

    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 […]

  • 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.