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By Team eBird May 10, 2018
Global Big Day 2018 set a new world record for birding, reporting 2/3rds of the world's birds in one day: more species on 5 May than any person has ever seen in an entire year. Colombia alone noted 15% of the world's avian diversity in 24 hours.
By Kent McFarland May 8, 2018
Did you know that Common Loons need a 100- to 600-foot water "runway" to take off? Or that once airborne, they can reach flight speeds of 40-75 mph?
By Team eBird April 28, 2018
This May’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on Global Big Day! Only one week left until 5 May, Global Big Day: submit 3 or more eligible checklists for your chance at free binoculars.
By Kent McFarland April 27, 2018
The Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Vermont (2003-2007), a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life, was an amazing effort by the birding community. Many of us searched the state to document breeding bird species.
By Team eBird April 25, 2018
On 5 May 2018, Global Big Day is back. Wherever you are in the world, go eBirding on 5 May to be a part of birding's biggest day!
By Team eBird April 25, 2018
eBird and the Macaulay Library have a fun new tool: the eBird photo + sound quiz. Quiz yourself on 20 images or sounds from birds anywhere in the world, all based on media uploaded by eBirders everywhere.
By Kent McFarland April 18, 2018
Many of us in Vermont experienced incredible numbers of Dark-eyed Juncos during this winter. But this past weekend was epic.
By Kent McFarland April 10, 2018
We did it! In our 15th year, Vermont eBird reached 275,000 complete bird checklists.
By Kent McFarland April 6, 2018
Vermont eBird is about to reach a major milestone. In our 15th year, we are poised to reach 275,000 complete bird checklists.
By Kent McFarland March 29, 2018
Since 2000, citizen scientists have been monitoring populations of montane bird species in the high-elevation forests of the northeastern US through Mountain Birdwatch (MBW), a program administered by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, eBird’s primary collaborator on Vermont eBird. With 129 routes placed along montane hiking trails throughout the region, there are opportunities for eBirders to contribute data across eastern […]