By eBird Northwest Team June 1, 2020
A new audubon.org article by Jillian Mock describes how a group chat with over 100 Black outdoor lovers sparked a team of more than 30 people to come together to create #BlackBirdersWeek. Virtual events began Sunday, May 31st and will continue through the following week.
By Team eBird May 19, 2020
We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer a suite of exciting educational resources in thanks for your eBirding: in May, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to our Joy of Birdwatching course. This is a ~$40 value, and we’ll have 10 copies to give away. Ten lucky eBirders will get […]
By eBird Northwest Team May 17, 2020
With eBird's mobile app, you can enter your observations as you bird, count while you go, and submit your data with a push of the button when you are done. Using the eBird mobile app helps to make each of your checklists even more valuable.
By Kasey Rolih May 15, 2020
This month's National Park Service "featured creature" is the Short-eared owl, a charismatic raptor with short, nearly-invisible ear tufts. This brief publication describes this nomadic Northwest resident's characteristics, habitat and range, behavior and diet, reproduction, where to see Short-eared owls, and how citizen scientists are supporting its conservation.
By Team eBird May 4, 2020
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on Global Big Day! Last year, 35,209 eBirders from 174 countries collected an astounding 92,284 checklists in a single day.
By eBird Northwest Team April 25, 2020
Tracking bird movements remotely is becoming easier. The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is an international collaborative research network of automated radio-telemetry receiving stations.
By eBird Northwest Team April 15, 2020
A photographer in Alaska has captured some wonderful images of nesting Northern Saw-whet Owls, a bird also found throughout most of the Pacific Northwest. Over several months in 2019, Fredrik Norrsell spent countless hours watching and photographing the comings and goings of these birds, from the nesting stages to the fledged young in the woods.
By eBird Northwest Team April 13, 2020
As birders, we love to spend time with birds in their habitat, sharing their space. But regardless of our motivation for going out and finding birds, we always have the potential to cause disturbance and harm to the animals we are observing.
By eBird Northwest Team April 7, 2020
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will explore what birds you can find from your yard!  The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 eligible checklists during April from an official eBird Yard. To track what you’ve seen in your yard or garden, log in to eBird and add your home checklist locations to eBird’s official ‘Yard’ tool (learn how).
By eBird Northwest Team April 1, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, communities across the Pacific Northwest are being urged to practice social distancing to slow the infection rate and protect those most at risk. This has resulted in a rapid shift in human behavior that could impact birds in urban and suburban neighborhoods.