• 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.

  • Olive-backed Sunbird (Yellow-faced) ML117776661
    By Team eBird June 29, 2020

    Your eBird checklists inform important bird research, allowing scientists to better understand and conserve birds around the world. This article, written by the Birds Queensland Sunbird Team, describes how eBird data was used to create Queensland, Australia’s first comprehensive, annual account of birds – a valuable tool for identifying changes in bird populations over time.

  • 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...

  • Kentish Plover ML50783011
    By Team eBird December 21, 2017

    This month closes out eBird's 15th year. In just a decade-and-a-half, your contributions have made eBird one of the largest community-driven biodiversity projects in the world.

  • Yellow Cardinal ML31529551
    By Team eBird November 16, 2017

    Bird populations are at risk all around the world. As of 2015, BirdLife International assessed that 13% of bird species are threatened with extinction.

  • Long-billed Dowitcher ML56099151
    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.

  • Blue-winged Warbler ML27891421
    By Team eBird July 24, 2017

    Over the past few millennia, human-caused habitat change has had one of the most profound effects on bird populations globally, especially since industrialization in the 1800s. Looking forward, we can expect human-caused habitat loss to represent the greatest threat to many North American breeding birds.

  • By Team eBird March 30, 2017

    Every observation you submit to eBird is valuable, and with roughly 400 million records gathered so far, eBird has grown into one of the premier information sources on bird occurrence and abundance around the world. Importantly, eBird data are curated, managed, and made freely available for education, research, and conservation use, and tens of thousands of people download eBird data each year.

  • By Team eBird April 23, 2015

    eBird is an increasingly valuable data source for a variety of uses around the world. It provides open data access to thousands of researchers, academics, students, and conservationists each year, who use your observations to help answer questions about bird status and distribution.