Australia News

  • Global Big Day—11 May 2024

    Global Big Day is an annual celebration of the birds around you. No matter where you are, join us virtually on 11 May, help celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, and share the birds you find with eBird.

  • April eBirder of the Month Challenge

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, will help you get to know the birds in one location. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 or more eligible checklists from one location in April. By birding the same place repeatedly, you’ll gain insight into the comings and goings of birds […]

  • March eBirder of the Month Challenge

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, focuses on the importance of counting birds. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 31 complete checklists during March that include counts for every species reported.

  • February eBirder of the Month Challenge

    This February’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, encourages precise eBirding through eBird Mobile. The free eBird Mobile app for iOS and Android takes the guesswork out of how far and how long you were birding, so you can just focus on the birds!

  • 2024 Checklist-a-day Challenge

    In 2023, eBird received more than 12.7 million complete checklists from your birding efforts. Whether you’re finding common birds or endangered species, eBird thrives on the enthusiasm and engagement of hundreds of thousands of dedicated participants worldwide who make eBirding part of their regular activities.

  • Win a free Cornell Lab Ornithology course

    Start the year by building a strong foundation of birding knowledge. 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 January, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to our Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology Course. This fantastic course will deepen and […]

  • January eBirder of the Month Challenge

    This January’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, can help eBirders of every experience level learn something new about eBird. The free, self-guided eBird Essentials course contains the fundamental information we think every eBirder should know— everything from best practices to time-saving tips and tricks.

  • eBird data help to unveil Australia’s most elusive birds

    Australia is home to over 700 native bird species, including more than 370 endemics that are found nowhere else in the world. Every day, hundreds of Australian eBirders go out looking for birds, recording their sightings here on the platform and allowing for their observations to be used by scientists and conservationists to better understand […]

  • 2023 eBird Annual Taxonomy Update - Australia

    The annual eBird taxonomy update IS NOW UNDERWAY. Work will still go on in the background for the next few weeks to update existing checklists, update maps etc., but the revised taxonomy should start to appear as you enter new checklists.

  • 2023 Taxonomy Update—COMING SOON

    The 2023 Taxonomy Update is: COMING SOON. The annual eBird Taxonomy Update is scheduled to begin on 24 October.