Canada News

  • Global Big Day—14 May 2022

    Be a part of birding’s biggest team! Global Big Day is an annual celebration of the birds around you.

  • Great Backyard Bird Count 2022—celebrate 25 years of birding!

    The annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is Friday, February 18 through Monday, February 21. This year, the GBBC is celebrating 25 years of coming together to enjoy birds.

  • eBirding on Christmas Bird Counts

    Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season is coming! For three weeks each year (14 December to 5 January) tens of thousands of birders head out to conduct the Audubon Christmas Bird Count™ which is coordinated annually by the National Audubon Society and Birds Canada.

  • Introducing eBird Trip Reports

    We’re thrilled to introduce eBird Trip Reports—an exciting new way to tell your birding story through eBird. eBird Trip Reports bring together your eBird checklists to create a fun summary of where you went and what you found, along with your photos and audio recordings, all in one easy-to-share place.

  • Global Patterns of Bird Abundance and Distribution Revealed for 1,009 Species

    Every year the eBird Status and Trends project updates the abundance visualizations and range maps with millions of new observations submitted by eBirders to provide the most up-to-date information on the status and trends of bird populations. This year, the team modeled relative abundance for 1,009 species across the globe using data from more than […]

  • October Big Day 2021: a world united by birds

    Nearly 33,000 birders around the world enjoyed birds for October Big Day. October Big Day contributors joined from a record-setting 195 countries and reported 7,269 species, making 9 October the biggest day in October birding history!

  • October Big Day—9 Oct 2021

    Mark your calendars for October Big Day—9 October 2021! Big Days are a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far.

  • Lockdowns & Less Travel May Have Altered the Behavior of Birds

    Researchers compared online eBird observations from the United States and Canada from before and during the pandemic. According to this new study, eighty percent of the bird species examined were reported in greater numbers in human-altered habitats during pandemic lockdowns.

  • 2021 eBird Taxonomy Update

    TAXONOMY UPDATE IN PROGRESS eBird data are currently being updated as a part of eBird’s 2021 Taxonomy Update. It is normal to see life list numbers change this week and to see some names displaying inconsistently as the changes are applied.

  • The latest eBird Status Data Products are now available

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s data scientists and statisticians have spent thousands of hours developing state-of-the-art statistical models to better understand bird populations using eBird data, the results of which can now be accessed to answer your ornithological questions. The Data Products behind eBird’s 2019 animated abundance maps, range maps, and more are now available […]