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By Team eBird February 16, 2018
February 16-19 (Friday through Monday) is the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). To participate, just go birding during this timeframe and make sure to enter your checklists in eBird.
By Team eBird February 13, 2018
At the start of 2017, we challenged the eBird community to elevate their eBirding to the next level: an average of one checklist a day, all year. To our delight, 2885 eBirders met the threshold of 365 eligible checklists during 2017.
By Team eBird February 6, 2018
Please join us in congratulating Brian Tinker of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, winner of the January 2018 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Brian's name was drawn randomly from the 5,112 eBirders who submitted at least 31 eligible checklists in January.
By Team eBird January 30, 2018
As you read these words, you will probably be noticing that everything on the eBird homepage looks shiny and new! We're delighted to share our new redesigned home for eBird.
By Team eBird January 30, 2018
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 February, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to our Spring Field Ornithology—Northeast course. This is a ~$129 value, and we’ll have 10 copies to give away.
By Team eBird January 30, 2018
This month’s eBirder of the Month Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding with others. This could be a day in the field with a long-time birding friend with whom you've been checking a local patch for 30 years, or getting out with someone who is just starting.
By Team eBird January 25, 2018
Want a fun new birding game? If you'll be in the southwestern US at any point between February 1-June 15, 2018, check out Desert Avicaching.
By Team eBird January 18, 2018
In appreciation for all those who have participated in eBird, we are pleased to continue to offer special discounted subscription pricing to the acclaimed and continually updated bird life history resource: Birds of North America. This comprehensive resource includes information on distribution, breeding, migration, habitats, and behavior for over 750 different species of birds that breed in Canada and the United States.
By Team eBird January 16, 2018
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is excited to host The Cornell Lab Young Birders Event, which will be held July 12-15, 2018 in Ithaca, New York. The Young Birders Event aims to bring together teenagers with a passion for birds and interested in pursing a career in the field.
By Team eBird January 12, 2018
eBird's annual update to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) added more than 85 million records, bringing the total number of records available across GBIF to the cusp of one billion records. eBird is the largest dataset in GBIF, and the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project.