- Each qualifying checklist must be reporting all species—a complete checklist
- Each qualifying checklist must not have any "X"s (which indicate presence)—there must be numbers that signify counts or estimates for each species/taxon that you enter.
FAQsDo shared checklists count?
Yes! As long as the checklist is in your eBird account, it doesn't matter whether you created it or if it was shared with you.
Do I have to submit sightings the same day that I make them?
No, but they should be submitted before the contest is over! As long as the checklists were for observations made during the time of the challenge (e.g., during the month of April for an April eBirder of the Month Challenge), that is what matters.