• Australasian Swamphen ML186690671
    By Team eBird May 14, 2021

    Over the past 19 years, eBird has grown into a global community collaboration. We’re excited to announce another incredible milestone from you, the eBird community—1 BILLION bird observations!

  • Eastern Spinebill ML335241821
    By Team eBird May 14, 2021

    On Saturday, 8 May more than 51,000 people spanning 192 countries celebrated the birds around them for Global Big Day. Together, the global birding community accomplished FOUR world records!

  • Connecticut Warbler ML164947591
    By Ryan Brady May 13, 2021

    Looking to give your summer birding a bigger purpose? Birders are asked to hit the north woods this summer in search of one of the state’s rarest and most highly sought breeding species, the Connecticut Warbler.

  • Whimbrel ML328582171
    By Team eBird April 30, 2021

    This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is all about birding on Global Big Day! Last year, more than 50,000 eBirders from 175 countries collected an astounding 120,000 checklists in a single day.

  • Great Egret ML53278731
    By Team eBird April 30, 2021

    Whether you know Ardea alba as Great Egret, Agró blanc, Velika bijela čaplja, or Sølvhejre, your eBird experience can display bird names in your preferred language. With 7 new options, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology now offers bird common names in 84 languages and regional dialects – including 14 variations of Spanish, six for French, […]

  • Red-cockaded Woodpecker ML76983151
    By Team eBird April 30, 2021

    Land trusts and private conservation organizations play an important role in protecting habitats on more than 56 million acres of private lands in the United States alone. These lands support hundreds of common bird species plus more than 100 bird species of conservation significance.

  • Scarlet-chested Sunbird ML183677411
    By Team eBird April 30, 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.

  • Bald Eagle ML285750511
    By Team eBird April 16, 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.