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By eBird Northwest Team October 16, 2018
On 6 October, more than 17,000 birders around the world went birding together for the first October Big Day. Reporting from 146 countries, they tallied 6,136 species of birds: more than half of the world’s birds in a single day.
By Matt Young, Tim Spahr, and Andrew Spencer October 15, 2018
The Evening Grosbeak is a fascinating finch: completely absent from most birders’ visibility some years, and at every feeder in its range in others. Even more noteworthy is that, like Red Crossbills, Evening Grosbeak populations have different flight calls.
By eBird Northwest Team October 8, 2018
Olive-sided Flycatchers may not be well known to casual birders, but they have certainly made news among ornithologists and conservationists. The species has been in a consistent decline for decades and people are trying hard to find out why.
By Team eBird September 30, 2018
This October’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on October Big Day! Earlier this year, on Global Big Day, we noted 7,013 species together as a global birding community.
By Team eBird September 29, 2018
Do you enjoy watching your feeders, but have trouble with some of the finches and sparrows? 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 October, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to get free access to Feeder Birds: Identification and Behavior.  […]
By eBird Northwest Team September 18, 2018
The natural challenges birds face along their migration routes are daunting enough. Add to this the man-made obstacles and it is sometimes a wonder that birds reach their destinations!
By eBird Northwest Team September 10, 2018
Species: Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) Status in the Northwest: Washington: state-endangered, federally-endangered (Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment) Oregon: state-sensitive, federal species of concern State Wildlife Action Plans for Washington and Oregon also identify the pygmy rabbit as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Habitat: Pygmy Rabbits require sagebrush, specifically areas of tall, dense sagebrush with deep, loose soils suitable for digging burrows.
By eBird Northwest Team September 10, 2018
Every year for the last four years Global Big Day has set new heights for a single day of birding. This massively international collaborative birding event has been so great we want to have another worldwide eBird Big Day in October.
By Team eBird August 31, 2018
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will help you get very familiar with one of your favorite birding locations. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 15 eligible checklists from one eBird location in September. Winners will be notified by the 10th of the following month.
By eBird Northwest Team August 29, 2018
Are you a bird photographer or sound recordist? We have a mission for you!