Updates to Region Pages: eBirding This Month, Community Targets, and Trip Reports

By Team eBird 17 Apr 2024

The latest improvements to the eBird website deliver personalized content and fresh features for every region in the world. Upgraded Explore Region pages deliver all the recent birding activity you crave, plus NEW sections highlighting eBirding This Month and Year, feeds of public Trip Reports for every region, and locally-relevant information curated by regional partner networks.

Visit eBird Explore and search a region to get started.

eBirding This Month and Year

The new eBirding This Month / eBirding This Year provides up-to-date eBirding stats for all regions and eBird Hotspot. This section is constantly updating with the newest species added, and for all counties, states, provinces, and countries, the top “Community Targets”: species that haven’t yet been reported for this month, but that are most likely to be found based on past years of eBirding in the region. Check back every day for new targets, fresh finds, and to see what you can contribute.

New Community Targets highlight possible species that haven’t been reported yet this month. These are the species to look out for while birding, or even make special efforts to find before the month runs out.

Explore Public Trip Reports

You asked and we delivered. Finally, a way to view other people’s eBird Trip Reports! Regional Explore pages now display the 10 most recent public eBird Trip Reports within that region. To see your Trip Report featured here, make sure to set the visibility of your Trip Report to “Public”.

Connect with Regional Teams

eBird is made possible by the incredible efforts of hundreds of thousands of contributing eBirders, and thousands of volunteers, regional coordinators, and organizations worldwide. These eBird Region Page updates now highlight the groups that work together in a region to coordinate eBird. You’ll automatically see regional content whenever you explore pages in areas with active partner networks—check out recent news from Vermont, learn about the teams coordinating eBird in India, or read the latest birding stories in Colombia.

If you’ve been used to contributing to “eBird Portals”, life just got easier! When using eBird Mobile, continue doing what you’ve always done. On the eBird website, all of your data, including past checklists, are contributed to the appropriate regional portals automatically (like this checklist in Taiwan).

Content Tailored to Your Location

The eBird website now detects and customizes your experience based on your current location, delivering personal stats and local news and resources. eBird will also try to automatically display content in your preferred language. Visit your eBird Preferences to set your region and language preferences.

More Ways to Enjoy

Birding is a collective effort. Through eBird, every person can make a difference in our understanding of birds and nature. We hope these improvements provide you with more fun ways to engage with eBird, connect with the birding community, and see the impact of your bird observations. Enjoy!