• By Kent McFarland October 13, 2021

    We are seeking applicants for Vermont eBird Volunteer Reviewers for Chittenden County to help us evaluate rare bird reports and high counts, maintain data quality filters, address flagged media, and help eBirders improve the scientific value of their observations. Learn more and see if you want to join our team!

  • By Nathaniel Sharp October 7, 2021

    Have you ever found yourself on Vermont eBird, perusing hotspots for you next birding adventure, and wishing you could get more information on a site before you visit? Well, we've got good news—birder Ken Ostermiller has created a website that can do just that!

  • By Kathi Borgmann October 7, 2021

    In 2019, shocking news of bird declines made headlines across the nation—“Three billion birds lost since 1970.” This groundbreaking study led by researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology documented widespread declines of birds in North America over the last 40 years. Among the species that showed some of the steepest declines were shorebirds.

  • By Team eBird September 24, 2021

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

  • By Vermont Center for Ecostudies May 18, 2021

    On May 22nd VCE will celebrate the much-awaited spring migration during Backyard Bird Quest 2021, a 24-hour effort to record all the bird species we can find in Vermont. With luck and good weather, our backyards and neighborhoods will yield an impressive diversity of species. We’ll certainly need your help to reach our aspirational goals for 325 birders across the state to submit 1,000 Vermont eBird checklists reporting 200 species!

  • By Team eBird April 21, 2021

    One of the fundamental ideas of eBird is to allow birders to share their sightings openly with fellow birders, scientists, conservationists and anyone else interested in bird records and distribution. Occasionally, however, birders may want to contribute to eBird while keeping their observations private.

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    By Team eBird April 19, 2021

    Public participation in scientific research through citizen-science projects has skyrocketed in the past 10 years. Citizen scientists have been donating billions of dollars’ worth of their time collecting information on everything from birds, bees, butterflies, and more resulting in a treasure trove of data helping scientists better understand plant, animal, and insect populations.

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    By Richard Littauer and Nathaniel Sharp April 7, 2021

    From the northern boreal forests of Canaan to the fields and southern hardwood forests of Pownal, Vermont’s 251 towns offer up a vast array of habitats, natural communities, and birdlife. Recently, Vermont birder Bob Heitzman–after nearly a decade of birding across the state while meticulously documenting his sightings on Vermont eBird–accomplished his goal of birding […]

  • By Team eBird February 23, 2021

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