• Rose-breasted Grosbeak ML458106261
    By Jason Thiele June 16, 2022

    The Cornell Lab’s Merlin Bird ID app for smart phones is a game changer in the birding world, especially for its sound identification feature. But like any new technology, it’s not perfect, meaning eBirders should be careful not to report birds identified only by the app.

  • Tufted Tit-Tyrant ML431207331
    By Team eBird June 1, 2022

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, can help you dive deeper into birding. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 or more eligible checklists in June containing at least one species with observation comments.  When you report an unusual bird observation to eBird, you may […]

  • Green-tailed Towhee ML448738191
    By Team eBird May 19, 2022

    On Saturday, 14 May, people on every continent joined together to celebrate birds for Global Big Day—and also celebrated the 20th anniversary of eBird! Together, more than 51,000 people spanning 201 countries set incredible new records for the most species reported and most countries birding on a single day.

  • Steller's Jay (Coastal) ML172070171
    By Team eBird May 9, 2022

    eBird is celebrating 20 years of powering data-driven approaches to science, conservation, and education through shared birding experiences. eBird launched in 2002 with a simple idea: “Record any bird you see, from anywhere and any time, then explore where the birds are!” Since the first public eBird checklist was submitted on 8 May 2002, eBird […]

  • By Team eBird April 29, 2022

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on Global Big Day! The eBirder of the month will be drawn from eBirders who submit five (5) or more eligible checklists on 14 May.

  • By Team eBird April 29, 2022

    The team of veteran sound recordists at the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is bringing their expertise to a new online course on sound recording. In May, every eligible checklist you submit gives you a chance to win free access to Bird Academy’s How to Record Bird Sounds course.

  • Green-winged Teal ML427558501
    By Team eBird March 31, 2022

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will help you get to know the birds in one location. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 eligible checklists from one location in April.

  • Cinnamon Flycatcher (Andean) ML219650211
    By Team eBird March 31, 2022

    Learning to recognize birds by sound can help you to experience nature in a whole new way. Use Merlin Bird ID in combination with other listening techniques to “tune in” to the soundscape around you.

  • By Team eBird March 3, 2022

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

  • Mourning Warbler ML101562351
    By Team eBird March 3, 2022

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is excited to host The Cornell Lab Young Birders Event. Two events will be held this year—July 7-10 and July 28-31, 2022 in Ithaca, New York.