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By Team eBird November 15, 2018
Please join us in congratulating Tom Nolan of Delran, NJ, winner of the September 2018 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Tom’s name was drawn randomly from 2,390 eBirders who submitted at least 15 eligible eBird checklists from a single location in September.
By Team eBird October 31, 2018
Do you enjoy hawks and other birds of prey, but have trouble telling them apart? 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 November, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to get free access to Be a Better Birder: Hawk & Raptor Identification Archived Series. 
By Team eBird October 31, 2018
This November's eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about the free eBird Mobile app. In a twist on our classic one-list-per-day challenge, the eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 30 or more eligible checklists using eBird Mobile in November.
By Team eBird October 30, 2018
eBird has many ways to help your birding—and we bet you don't know them all. Whether you're just starting out or have been eBirding for years, we think that our new free eBird Essentials course has at least one tip, trick, or piece of key info that you haven't seen before.
By Team eBird October 24, 2018
For the past 16 years, eBird has built cutting-edge birding tools. From life lists to sightings maps, and hotspot exploration to millions of photos and audio recordings, we’ve worked to provide the key elements that any birder needs.
By Team eBird October 22, 2018
We are excited to announce that the latest versions of Merlin Bird ID and eBird Mobile work even better together. When noting sightings for eBird checklist, you can get a quick refresher on identification by clicking on the Merlin Bird ID icon in the species detail screen to jump to Merlin's ID resources, and Merlin Bird ID has now integrated your eBird life list right into the Merlin app.
By Team eBird October 1, 2018
On 6 October, more than 17,000 birders around the world went birding together for the first October Big Day. Reporting from 146 countries, they tallied 6,136 species of birds: more than half of the world's birds in a single day.
By Matt Young, Tim Spahr, and Andrew Spencer October 1, 2018
The Evening Grosbeak is a fascinating finch: completely absent from most birders’ visibility some years, and at every feeder in its range in others. Even more noteworthy is that, like Red Crossbills, Evening Grosbeak populations have different flight calls.
By Team eBird September 30, 2018
This October'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 3 or more eligible checklists on 6 October.
By Team eBird September 29, 2018
Do you enjoy watching your feeders, but have trouble with some of the finches and sparrows? 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 October, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to get free access to Feeder Birds: Identification and Behavior.