• White-faced Whistling-Duck ML205367721
    By Team eBird January 19, 2022

    At the start of 2021, we challenged the eBird community to elevate their eBirding to the next level: submit an average of one complete checklist a day, all year. To our delight, 6,745 eBirders submitted at least 365 eligible checklists during 2021—nearly a thousand more qualifying eBirders than the previous year!

  • By Team eBird January 14, 2022

    Please join us in congratulating Julie Mobley of South Carolina – winner of the December 2021 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Julie’s name was drawn randomly from the 2,479 eBirders who uploaded at least 50 rated media items to their December eBird checklists.

  • Pied Stilt ML202930691
    By Team eBird December 30, 2021

    New Year’s Resolutions are fun personal goals that can help you to improve your birding skills and stay engaged with eBird and birding. Whether you are a new or a longtime birder, you may be thinking about what new challenge to take on in 2022.

  • Common Swift ML108270431
    By Team eBird December 28, 2021

    In 2021, eBird received more than 9.7 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.

  • Bushtit ML223044211
    By Team eBird December 28, 2021

    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.

  • Montezuma Quail ML112164941
    By Team eBird December 28, 2021

    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.

  • By Team eBird December 8, 2021

    Please join us in congratulating Dawn Palmer of Otago, New Zealand – winner of the November 2021 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Dawn’s name was drawn randomly from the 16,351 eBirders who submitted at least 3 eligible checklists on a single day in November.

  • American Robin ML290023681
    By Team eBird December 3, 2021

    Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season is coming! For three weeks each year (14 December to 5 January) tens of thousands of birders head out to conduct the Audubon Christmas Bird Count™.

  • By Team eBird December 1, 2021

    We’re thrilled to introduce eBird Trip Reports—an exciting new way to tell your birding story through eBird. eBird Trip Reports bring together your eBird checklists to create a fun summary of where you went and what you found, along with your photos and audio recordings, all in one easy-to-share place.