Minnesota 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.

  • Minnesota eBird 2023 Year in Review

    In 2023, Minnesota eBirders submitted more than 179,300 checklists and tallied 353 species. This post provides an overview of the year’s birding highlights together with statistics, insights, and photos from across the state.

  • 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.

  • December eBirder of the Month Challenge

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, is all about capturing birding memories through photos and audio recordings. Each photo or audio recording you upload is an incredibly powerful piece of data.

  • New Data and Tools for eBird Status and Trends

    eBird Status and Trends products are updated annually 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 released new tools, added regional trends summaries, and made Trends data available for download.

  • November eBirder of the Month Challenge

    Birding is centered on connections: connecting to one’s self, connecting to nature, and connecting to others. This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by ZEISS, is all about birding together.

  • October Big Day 2023 Results

    First held in 2018, the October Big Day provides a snapshot of fall migration and global bird populations. On Saturday, October 14, Minnesota birders reported 170 species on 934 checklists.

  • October eBirder of the Month Challenge

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on October Big Day. Join thousands of people from around the world to celebrate birds with observations in eBird.

  • Win a free spot in the Cornell Lab’s Joy of Birdwatching Course

    Birdwatching is a great way to bring joy and wellbeing into daily life. We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to support new birding journeys.

  • October Big Day—14 Oct 2023

    Mark your calendars for October Big Day—14 Oct 2023! Like Global Big Day, October Big Day is an opportunity to unite around our shared love of birds.