When viewing eBird checklists on the web, you may now notice a number of ‘individuals’ right next to the species tally for the checklist. This is the total number of individual birds you counted while out birding! This number will only appear on lists that do not have any “Xs” to mark presence-only.
We added this fun new stat to highlight the importance of counting the number of individuals you see—plus it’s always exciting to know exactly how many individuals you spotted on a list. We hope you enjoy this new statistic and that it’s useful while counting birds this month for the eBirder of the Month Challenge!