Over the coming months and years, photos and audio added this way will become integral to many new eBird developments. Some of the next steps include, but are not limited to:
Video uploading; for now you'll have to link from an external site if you want to upload video.
Explore Media; allowing you to view collections of media from a certain hotspot/county/state/country/region, from within a certain date range, and for specific ages and sexes.
Media Top 100; rankings of the Top 100 contributors of photos and audio for regions worldwide.
eBird Profile Pages; featuring galleries of your media on display for friends and fellow eBirders
eBird Trip Reports; creating the ability to summarize your eBirding endeavors in a single document, including your high-quality images that you’ve uploaded to eBird.
Merlin & Merlin Photo ID; using the huge collection of images from eBirders worldwide, we will be able to expand Merlin and the Merlin Photo ID tool beyond North America—providing an introductory-level resource for birders everywhere.