• Scarlet-chested Sunbird ML183677411
    By Team eBird April 20, 2021

    One of the fundamental ideas of eBird is to allow birders to share their sightings openly with fellow birders, scientists, conservationists and anyone else interested in bird records and distribution. Occasionally, however, birders may want to contribute to eBird while keeping their observations private.

  • Bald Eagle ML285750511
    By Team eBird April 16, 2021

    Public participation in scientific research through citizen-science projects has skyrocketed in the past 10 years. Citizen scientists have been donating billions of dollars’ worth of their time collecting information on everything from birds, bees, butterflies, and more resulting in a treasure trove of data helping scientists better understand plant, animal, and insect populations.

  • Common Pauraque ML86941961
    By Team eBird March 31, 2021

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will help you get to know the birds in one location. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 eligible checklists from one location in April.

  • Western Meadowlark ML244026041
    By Team eBird March 26, 2021

    Over 56 million acres are protected by land trusts and private conservation organizations, creating a network of private, protected lands twice as large as the US National Park Service system in the lower 48 states. These lands are important to hundreds of common bird species and critical to the more than 100 species of conservation […]

  • Bald Eagle ML139821191
    By Team eBird March 24, 2021

    For the past 50 years, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has been assembling counts of Bald Eagle nests by aircraft surveys to track the population recovery of America’s national symbol. In its new Bald Eagle population report—tabulated with the help of results using eBird data from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology—the USFWS found many more eagles than previously thought to exist in the Lower 48 states.

  • By Team eBird March 16, 2021

    Please join us in congratulating Sally Veach of Oceanside, CA – winner of the February 2021 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Sally’s name was drawn randomly from the 5,960 eBirders who submitted at least 28 eligible checklists with eBird Mobile in February.