More than 18,000 eBirders from 164 countries and territories joined together on 19 October to go birding on the second October Big Day. The global count of 6,497 species broke last year’s total of 6,360 species, setting a new October Big Day record!
This November's eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about the free eBird Mobile app. In a twist on our classic one-list-per-day challenge, the eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 30 or more eligible checklists using eBird Mobile in November.
eBird has many ways to help your birding—and we bet you don't know them all. Whether you're just starting out or have been eBirding for years, we think that our new free eBird Essentials course has at least one tip, trick, or piece of key info that you haven't seen before.