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By Team eBird June 18, 2018
This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, gives you a chance to improve our knowledge of breeding birds across the world. The eBirder of the month will be drawn from eBirders who submit at least 15 eligible checklists containing at least one breeding behavior code during June.
By Team eBird June 18, 2018
Global Big Day 2018 set a new world record for birding, reporting 2/3rds of the world's birds in one day: more species on 5 May than any person has ever seen in an entire year. Colombia alone noted 15% of the world's avian diversity in 24 hours.
By dgross May 8, 2018
Please join the Nature Conservancy for the second annual Nature Conservancy (TNC) Bird Count Challenge on May 10! The goal of the challenge is to count as many species of birds as possible in one day on lands and waters The Nature Conservancy has protected or helped to protect.
By dgross May 3, 2018
The fifth annual Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Blitz (PA3B) will take place Friday, June 15th through Monday, June 18th. The PSO continues to make this event fun, interesting, and relevant to the birding community.
By dgross May 2, 2018
Two years ago this week, eBird changed forever—giving you the ability to add photos and audio directly to your checklists and archive them in the Macaulay Library (ML). Thanks to the contributions of tens of thousands of eBirders, the ML multimedia archive now contains more than 5 million digital specimens—photos, audio, and video—representing more than 9,500 species of birds and thousands of other animal species.
By dgross April 12, 2018
The Festival of the Birds will be held this year at Presque Isle State Park, Erie, on May 18-20, 2018. Presque Isle State Park is one of the very best and most popular birding spots in the state.
By Team eBird April 5, 2018
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, encourages precise eBirding with eBird Mobile. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 15 or more eligible checklists in April with eBird Mobile ‘tracks’ that are less than 8km (5mi) in distance.
By dgross March 22, 2018
The internationally famous and innovative bird identification expert, photographer, and author Richard Crossley has introduced a very different kind of bird field guide to the world known as the Crossley ID Guides. Richard will be visiting the Penn State campus on Saturday, April 7, to present a free program and sign his books at a reception at the Nittany Lion Inn’s Alumni Fireside Lounge.
By dgross March 19, 2018
The Northern Goshawk is one of the state’s rarest breeding raptors and an appropriate symbol of Pennsylvania’s wildest forests. The PA Game Commission is one of the partners in a PA Goshawk Project that also involves Penn State, the PA Biological Survey (OTC), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Allegheny National Forest, the Central Appalachian Goshawk Project, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and some falconers.
By dgross March 15, 2018
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, crows are fascinating creatures. Kevin McGowan of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology will give a fascinating presentation about crows at Penn State University campus on April 4.