• By bjacobs October 23, 2019

    Common Terns and Forster's Tern during different seasons and among different age groups are difficult to identify. This article will help with a series of plumage characters, as well as bill and leg differences.

  • By Team eBird April 25, 2018

    eBird and the Macaulay Library have a fun new tool: the eBird photo + sound quiz. Quiz yourself on 20 images or sounds from birds anywhere in the world, all based on media uploaded by eBirders everywhere.

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    By swkendrick January 8, 2018

    The winter of 2017-18 appears to be an irruption year for snowy owls in Missouri! The birds have been spotted here and there for the past month, mostly in the northern half of Missouri, but as far south as the Golden City area.

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    By Team eBird December 23, 2017

    Let 2018 be the year to step up your eBird use. If you have enjoyed tapping into eBird reports from others, set a goal to start contributing your own sightings in 2018.

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    By Team eBird December 22, 2017

    This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, gives you an excuse to get out there at the start of 2018 and see what you can find! In order to qualify as the first eBirder of the Month in 2018, all you have to do is submit one eBird checklist for each day in January.

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    By Team eBird December 21, 2017

    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 January, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to our Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology Course. This is a ~$350 value with the included e-book, and we’ll have 5 copies to give away.

  • By Team eBird September 30, 2017

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will keep get you snapping photos and recording bird sounds. Every time you take a photo or hold out a microphone, you're creating an incredibly powerful piece of data.

  • By Team eBird July 19, 2017

    Everytime we go birding and submit an eBird checklist, we take a tiny snapshot of bird occurrence in space and time. eBird's grand vision is to piece all these tiny snapshots together as a global tapestry of bird occurrence.