Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Account and Login Troubleshooting
Black-crowned Night-Heron by Markus Crag/Macaulay Library (ML85468051) Your Cornell Lab account can be used for eBird, Great Backyard Bird Count, Proj...
Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 at 2:07 PM
eBird FAQs
Can anyone use eBird? How do I identify a bird? How do I count birds? How do I submit checklists in eBird? How do I edit my checklists in eBird? ...
Thu, 5 Dec, 2019 at 9:47 AM
eBird Media Upload FAQ
I have a “terrible” photo, should I upload it? What is the copyright status of my media on eBird? Can I download media from the collection? Wil...
Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 at 12:28 PM
Merlin Bird ID FAQs
Quick Links Does Merlin let me track birds I've already identified? Why won't Merlin show the species I'm looking for?  Merlin is a free a...
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 2:10 PM
What does 'birding was your primary purpose' mean?
When selecting your eBird checklist protocol, the phrase 'birding was your primary purpose' is used in several protocol descriptions. This is an e...
Thu, 7 Nov, 2019 at 10:35 AM
eBird Glossary
Birding is full of specific terminology, so eBird has its fair share as a result! We’ve defined some of the important terms you’ll run across in eBird below...
Fri, 8 Nov, 2019 at 11:32 AM