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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of October 2018?

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS SECOND WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 2018?

Did you participate in last weekend's Global Big Day? According to eBird , more than 17,000 birders from 146 countries tallied 6,136...

The Top-5 Birding Hotspots of Serbia

THE TOP-5 BIRDING HOTSPOTS OF SERBIA

“I would certainly recommend Serbia to visiting birders. My own trip was not an intensive birding experience, and August is clearly...

 
 
 
A Relaxing Big Day in Florida

A RELAXING BIG DAY IN FLORIDA

Originally, I had big plans for the October Big Day. I would wake up in darkness, gather my camera and binoculars and drive to Alabama...

Don't Miss the First October Global Big Day!

DON'T MISS THE FIRST OCTOBER GLOBAL BIG DAY!

This coming Saturday we will be able to participate in the first October Global Big Day! Every year for the last four years Global...

 
 
 
EBird Essentials for Educators

EBIRD ESSENTIALS FOR EDUCATORS

Citizen science projects like eBird can help educators make concrete connections between classroom learning and life skills, preparing...

Calling Photographers: Share Your Favorite Shots, For Science

CALLING PHOTOGRAPHERS: SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOTS, FOR SCIENCE

Red-legged Honeycreeper shared with the eBird/Macaulay Library archive by Kacau Oliveira. Thank you, Kacau! Originally published in...

 
 
 
Serbia - birding overview of a year in the Central Balkans

SERBIA - BIRDING OVERVIEW OF A YEAR IN THE CENTRAL BALKANS

Serbia has 317 eBirded species so far, or 89% of the 356 in the national checklist. North of Belgrade, the Pannonian plain is a lowland...

EBirding National Wildlife Refuges

EBIRDING NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES

I am something of an aficionado of National Wildlife Refuges. On this site, I have attempted to list the top 25 NWRs for birding ,...

 
 
 

EBIRD QUIZ: TEST YOUR BIRD KNOWLEDGE WITH PHOTOS AND SOUNDS

Photo + Sound Quiz Practice your skills. Help science. Start Quiz To take a quiz, sign in to your Cornell Lab account so that your...

EBird Photo Quizzes: A Great Way to Prepare for a Trip

EBIRD PHOTO QUIZZES: A GREAT WAY TO PREPARE FOR A TRIP

In a little less than two weeks my family and I will be enjoying a long weekend on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. While June is not...

 
 
 
The Owls of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Texas

THE OWLS OF BENTSEN-RIO GRANDE VALLEY STATE PARK, TEXAS

In the very back of my first bird identification field guide there were several blank pages. Since neither the Internet nor eBird were...

EBird Profile Pages and the Power of Suggestion

EBIRD PROFILE PAGES AND THE POWER OF SUGGESTION

According to eBird , I have been entering checklists since December 23, 2009, and I find it an incredibly useful way to maintain my...

 
 
 
EBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?

EBIRD ECONOMICS: HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY TO SEE BIRDS?

Birders derive “value” from birding. But does the value of a particular trip come from the number of birds seen, viewing a particular...

What Do Birds Do During a Total Eclipse? Observations from eBird and Radar

WHAT DO BIRDS DO DURING A TOTAL ECLIPSE? OBSERVATIONS FROM EBIRD AND RADAR

Approximately every 18 months a total solar eclipse is visible somewhere on the surface of the Earth. During previous total solar eclipses,...

 
 
 
Collaborative List - May 2017

COLLABORATIVE LIST - MAY 2017

May saw eBird's Global Big Day, a collaborative effort that puts our humble endeavours in the shade. Our beats were out waving their...

What Happened in Costa Rica on Global Big Day, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED IN COSTA RICA ON GLOBAL BIG DAY, 2017

If you do eBird , there's a pretty good chance you were birding somewhere on May 13th. You may have birding from the window of your...

 
 
 
Checking the news

CHECKING THE NEWS

I start my day with a coffee, a strong Turkish coffee without sugar - it is the stuff that makes the chest hair grow, as one UK friend...

Kalle Rainio, April 2017 eBirder of the Month

KALLE RAINIO, APRIL 2017 EBIRDER OF THE MONTH

Please join us in congratulating Kalle Rainio of Littoinen, Finland, winner of the April 2017 eBird Challenge , sponsored by Carl Zeiss...

 
 
 
A Global Big Day Strategy for Costa Rica

A GLOBAL BIG DAY STRATEGY FOR COSTA RICA

If you are a birder and can't help but put most or all of your results into eBird , then you are no doubt birding somewhere today,...

City Guide: Finding Birds in Belgrade

CITY GUIDE: FINDING BIRDS IN BELGRADE

Is Belgrade the New Berlin is a question recently raised in Vogue by Marry Holland. Her article starts with a bold claim that “no city...