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By Nick Anich January 16, 2019
This January’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will make sure that you know the basics of how eBird can best help you. In 2018 we developed a new and free eBird Essentials course that has the foundational information that we think every eBirder should know.
By Aaron Stutz January 4, 2019
2018 by the numbers—340 species and more than 113,000 checklists.  This compares favorably to 345 species and 97,000+ checklists in 2017.  Three species, all well-documented were added to the Wisconsin eBird total—Tufted Duck, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, and Hammond’s Flycatcher. Keep reading for a review of 2018 rarities and highlights of your birding effort.
By Cynthia Bridge December 9, 2018
Cold, snow, and ice don’t typically conjure images of hummingbirds in Wisconsin. But experts say keep an eye out for rare migrants in late fall, especially from late October through early December.
By Team eBird December 3, 2018
This December's eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, highlights the value of splitting your day of birding into multiple lists. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 3 or more eligible checklists in a single day in December.
By Nick Anich November 19, 2018
eBird has recently been altered to better protect Sensitive Species, because some bird species face risks including capture, targeted killing, or significant disturbance, and for these species eBird data output is restricted in some ways to protect them, while allowing important data to continue to come into eBird. 
By Team eBird October 31, 2018
This November's eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about the free eBird Mobile app. In a twist on our classic one-list-per-day challenge, the eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 30 or more eligible checklists using eBird Mobile in November.
By Nick Anich October 26, 2018
For the past 16 years, eBird has built cutting-edge birding tools. From life lists to sightings maps, and hotspot exploration to millions of photos and audio recordings, we’ve worked to provide the key elements that any birder needs.
By Team eBird October 22, 2018
The Cornell Lab’s mobile apps—eBird Mobile and Merlin Bird ID—are your birding essentials across the globe. Whether you’re at home or halfway around the world, mobile listing and quick ID references can help on every birding excursion. We are excited to announce that the latest versions of Merlin Bird ID and eBird Mobile work even better […]
By Team eBird September 30, 2018
This October’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on October Big Day! Earlier this year, on Global Big Day, we noted 7,013 species together as a global birding community.
By Team eBird July 30, 2018
Global Big Day has set new heights for a single day of birding each of the past four Mays. This massively international collaborative birding event has been so great that we’re having another worldwide eBird Big Day!