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Getting Started

What is eBird?

A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab...

Why Should I eBird?

Every time that you see and identify a bird, you are holding a piece of a puzzle. Whether you are casually watching birds in your backyard, or chasing rare species across the count...

eBird Quick Start Guide

​Thanks for joining eBird! We welcome your participation in the project, and we hope you find it rewarding to become part of our family of thousands of birders who are providing mi...

How do I enter sightings in eBird?

Okay, so you want to put your observations in eBird, but you're not sure how to begin. In that case, you're in the right place, because this article should have everything that you...

How do I add a new eBird location?

Are you confused about how to submit eBird data from a place that you haven't birded before? Then you're in the right place, because any questions you have should hopefully be answ...

I want to find out about a bird

Have you ever seen a bird in your yard, and wanted to know everywhere that it lives? Seen a photo from a friend, and wanted to know where you could go to see that bird? Been curiou...

I want to find out about birds at a location

If you want to find about birds at a location, then you're in the right place! eBird offers multiple ways to explore sightings from every country in the world—allowing you to see l...

Accessing your eBird lists

Each time you submit a checklist to eBird, the birds you've seen are added to various lists on your My eBird page. Lists can be found by going to "My eBird" and then clicking on th...

What is My eBird?

My eBird is where you can personalize your eBird experience. You can view lists of your observations generated automatically by eBird including your life list, major geographic reg...

How do I remove my name from the Top100?

The Top 100 lists the names of eBird participants and their participation statistics, including species totals and the total number of checklists submitted. If you do not wish to ...
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