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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...

Getting Started with eBird Mobile

Want to keep track of your sightings on eBird, but don't have the time to enter them on the computer after birding? No worries—eBird Mobile makes it easy to record the birds you se...

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...

Common Name Translations in eBird

The eBird taxonomy is based on the Clements taxonomy, which defines the species and scientific names. The Primary Common Name (default Common Names) in eBird match the Common Names...

Multi-party list

Reviewers have tagged some checklists as "multi-party lists", which display this message at the top: Multi-party checklist. This checklist has been flagged as a multi-party list. ...

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