By Kathi Borgmann December 16, 2020
The mesmerizing visualizations brought to you by the eBird Science team with the help of more than 300,000 eBirders around the world offer a bird’s-eye view of avian movements. One could easily get lost in watching warblers and flycatchers migrate across continents—it’s an experience like no other.
By Team eBird November 3, 2020
A new study using sightings reported to eBird found that many migratory birds time movement to match “green-up” or emergence of leaves, as they travel north and south. Frank La Sorte, a research associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Catherine Graham, a researcher at the Swiss Federal Research Institute in Switzerland, found that […]
By Team eBird October 12, 2020
Protected areas are a key strategy for preserving biodiversity yet evaluating if protected areas actually preserve biodiversity is challenging often due to lack of data. In a recent study published in Nature Communication, a team of international researchers led by Victor Cazalis at the University of Montpellier set out to investigate whether protected areas were […]
By Team eBird September 4, 2020
During extremely hot days you might retreat to an air conditioned room, visit the local swimming hole, or take a trip to cooler climates. But how do birds handle the heat?
By Kathi Borgmann July 8, 2020
The sweet song of the White-throated Sparrow drifts through forests and meadows all summer long across Canada, the northeastern U.S., and the northern Midwest. Field guides tell us that the song they sing sounds like Oh-sweet-canada-canada-canada or Old-Sam-Peabody-Peabody-Peabody.  But, Dr.
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 […]
By Team eBird December 3, 2018
This month we are excited to announce a huge advance in the understanding of birds, only made possible using eBird data. The result of all this hard work is eBird Status and Trends—detailed population information for 107 species of North American birds, providing an unprecedented depth of information in four key areas...
By Team eBird November 2, 2017
Every year from sunset on September 11th to sunrise on September 12th, the lights of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Tribute in Light are turned on in remembrance of the lives lost during the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001. Beams from eighty-eight 7500-watt bulbs cast light skyward in two towering pillars as high as the eye can see, noticeable for a 100-mile radius around New York City.
By Team eBird September 1, 2017
What if, instead of buying habitat, conservationists could rent it when and where migratory birds need it most? eBird data is playing a critical role in helping make this a reality, enabling new cost-effective approaches to complementing protected areas with ‘pop-up’ wetlands.