This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, encourages you to go birding every single day. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 31 eligible checklists during July. Winners will be notified by the 10th of the following month.
July is one of the least-eBirded months of the year. It is also an interesting time in much of the world, when the boreal breeding season is winding down and spring is around the corner in the southern hemisphere. Many species that are habitat-specific become more generalist, moving through areas that they wouldn’t normally occur in during the breeding season. This phenomena is known as post-breeding dispersal.
These subtle movements can be really important to document, and help us better understand the different habitats species use throughout their full annual cycle. Your checklists this July, wherever you are in the world, will help us to learn more about where and when birds occur. Let’s get out and see what we can find in July!
Each month we will feature a new eBird challenge and set of selection criteria. The monthly winners will each receive a new ZEISS Conquest HD 8×42 binocular. In addition, don’t forget about the 2020 Checklist-a-day Challenge—can you submit 366 eligible checklists this year?
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a proven leader in sports optics and is the official optics sponsor for eBird. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and support the vital scientific data being collected by dedicated eBirders.” – Richard Moncrief, Birding and Nature Observation Segment Manager at Carl Zeiss SBE