• Green-tailed Towhee ML448738191
    By Team eBird May 18, 2022

    On Saturday, 14 May, people on every continent joined together to celebrate birds for Global Big Day—and also celebrated the 20th anniversary of eBird! Together, more than 51,000 people spanning 201 countries set incredible new records for the most species reported and most countries birding on a single day.

  • By Team eBird May 16, 2022

    A new release of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s free Merlin Bird ID app now enables you to identify the songs and calls of 685 bird species, including 250 bird species found in Europe. Simply tap the record button, and Merlin shows you the name of each species detected in real time, even with multiple […]

  • By Team eBird May 9, 2022

    Please join us in congratulating Suzie Poulin of Quebec, Canada – winner of the April 2022 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Suzie’s name was drawn randomly from the 3,603 eBirders who submitted at least 20 eligible checklists from a single location in April.

  • Steller's Jay (Coastal) ML172070171
    By Team eBird May 9, 2022

    eBird is celebrating 20 years of powering data-driven approaches to science, conservation, and education through shared birding experiences. eBird launched in 2002 with a simple idea: “Record any bird you see, from anywhere and any time, then explore where the birds are!” Since the first public eBird checklist was submitted on 8 May 2002, eBird […]

  • By Team eBird May 1, 2022

    Be a part of birding’s biggest team! Global Big Day is an annual celebration of the birds around you.

  • By Team eBird April 29, 2022

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on Global Big Day! The eBirder of the month will be drawn from eBirders who submit five (5) or more eligible checklists on 14 May.

  • By Team eBird April 29, 2022

    The team of veteran sound recordists at the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is bringing their expertise to a new online course on sound recording. In May, every eligible checklist you submit gives you a chance to win free access to Bird Academy’s How to Record Bird Sounds course.

  • By Team eBird April 13, 2022

    Please join us in congratulating Libor Schröpfer of Holýšov, Czech Republic – winner of the March 2022 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Libor’s name was drawn randomly from the 9,145 eBirders who submitted at least 31 eligible checklists in March with counts for every species reported.

  • Rüppell's Griffon ML205477951
    By Team eBird April 7, 2022

    A team of international researchers used eBird data to model the distribution and habitat needs of imperiled vulture species in Ethiopia. Their goal was to identify areas of conservation priority to protect these important members of nature’s “clean-up crew.”