• By Nathaniel Sharp February 17, 2022

    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!

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    By Nathaniel Sharp January 10, 2022

    From the frigid mornings of the final Christmas Bird Counts of the 2020-2021 season to the discovery of Razorbills and Northern Gannets which briefly turned Lake Champlain into an Atlantic Ocean look-alike this past November, 2021 was a year full of birding surprises and, unsurprisingly, full of friendly competition during the 11th annual Vermont eBird County Quest.

  • By eBird December 9, 2021

    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™.

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    By Nathaniel Sharp and Kent McFarland December 8, 2021

    The 121th Christmas Bird Count will take place from December 14  through January 5. This is perhaps the longest running citizen science project in Vermont.

  • By Team eBird November 30, 2021

    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.

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    By Nathaniel Sharp November 30, 2021

    The Vermont Bird Records Committee (VBRC) held its 40th annual meeting in November 2020. Each year, this panel of experienced birders meets to discuss rare bird reports, out-of-season reports, and rare nesting reports submitted by birders from across the state.

  • By Kathi Borgmann November 29, 2021

    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 […]

  • 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 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.