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How to Count Birds
We encourage all eBirders to make their best estimate of bird numbers on every checklist. Most bird counting is really easy—you just identify what you see, ...
Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 at 8:24 PM
How to Document Your Sightings
An unusual or rare observation is one of birding’s many great joys. One of the key parts of such a discovery is documenting what you found: ensuring that an...
Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 at 9:02 PM
Editing and Sharing Checklists
In this article: Edit an eBird checklist Use Change Species to quickly edit observations Sharing eBird checklists Editing shared eBird checklists Lo...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2021 at 11:56 AM
Choosing and Managing Locations in eBird
Choosing Locations Why is it important to choose an accurate location? Selecting your location on eBird Mobile Selecting your location on the eBird websi...
Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 at 6:18 PM
eBird Mobile Tips & Tricks
We designed eBird Mobile to be the fastest and smoothest data entry method in eBird. Besides rapid-start checklists, eBird Mobile has more features that wil...
Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 at 11:25 PM
eBird Trip Reports
TABLE OF CONTENTS What are eBird Trip Reports?  Sharing eBird Trip Reports eBird Trip Report Roles Narratives and Comments Delete an eBird Trip Report...
Mon, 18 Jul, 2022 at 11:16 AM
eBird Policies for Special Birding Circumstances
You may find yourself in a unique birding situation where the best way to eBird is unclear. In these cases, please refer to the guidance on this page.  ...
Fri, 21 Jan, 2022 at 1:13 PM
Enter your pre-eBird life list
Important things to know: On eBird, every observation corresponds to a single location and a single calendar date. It is generally easiest if your pre-...
Thu, 6 Aug, 2020 at 9:57 AM
Merlin Sound ID best practices
Below are our recommended best practices when identifying birds with Sound ID in Merlin Bird ID. Following these guidelines will help to ensure your eBird o...
Mon, 9 May, 2022 at 6:59 PM
Patch and Yard Lists in eBird
In This Article What is an eBird Patch? What makes a good patch? How does an eBird Yard list differ from a Patch? What birds count for my patch or y...
Thu, 4 Feb, 2021 at 6:40 PM