By Team eBird May 29, 2020
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. This June, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to Bird Academy’s Think Like a Bird: Understanding Bird Behavior course.
By Team eBird May 29, 2020
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will help you get very familiar with one birding location. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 eligible checklists from one eBird location in June. Winners will be notified by the 10th of the following month.
By Team eBird May 13, 2020
Birds always give us an opportunity to keep looking up. On 9 May 2020, more than 50,000 birders joined together around the world to set a new world record for birding: Global Big Day.
By Team eBird May 1, 2020
On 9 May, birding’s biggest day is back!  Global Big Day is an annual celebration of the birds around you, and this year is no different. While not everyone may be able to leave home to bird this year, Global Big Day is still an opportunity to check in with the birds in and around […]
By Team eBird May 1, 2020
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 May, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to our Joy of Birdwatching course. This is a ~$40 value, and we’ll have 10 copies […]
By Team eBird May 1, 2020
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on Global Big Day! Last year, 35,209 eBirders from 174 countries collected an astounding 92,284 checklists in a single day.
By Team eBird April 28, 2020
Please join us in congratulating Eric Ellingson of Blaine, Washington, winner of the March 2020 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Eric’s name was drawn randomly from the 10,285 eBirders who submitted at least 20 eligible checklists in March using eBird Mobile.
By Team eBird April 17, 2020
For birders, one way to get through this period is to spend time outdoors enjoying birds—just remember to keep health and safety your top priorities. Follow the recommendations of your local health authorities at all times, even if it means staying at home and focusing on your yard or garden list instead.
By Team eBird April 16, 2020
Last year, we highlighted stories from birders around the world who use eBird, the Macaulay Library, and/or Merlin. It is wonderful to read about the variety of paths that people follow in birding.
By Team eBird April 7, 2020
If you’re spending more time online than outside these days, now is a great opportunity to explore the revolutionary abundance animations and seasonal abundance maps released by the eBird Science team earlier this year. Nearly 180,000 eBirders made these spectacular maps possible.  One person stood out from the crowd, a birder whose observations supported the […]