Getting Started

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Enter Sightings with eBird Mobile
eBird Mobile makes it easy to record the birds you see in the field and seamlessly link these observations with eBird—a global online database of bird recor...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 1:07 PM
Enter sightings on the eBird Website
If you’re new to eBird, welcome! Your first step will be going to ebird.org and clicking the green Get Started button to create your account. We highly reco...
Thu, 9 Jan, 2020 at 4:08 PM
Guide to eBird Protocols
What is a protocol, and which do I choose? A "protocol" describes how you birded and the type of checklist you're submitting. At eBird, we ...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 1:07 PM
Birding as your 'Primary Purpose' and Complete Checklists
What does 'birding was your primary purpose' mean? When selecting an eBird checklist protocol, several core observation types require that bir...
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 at 11:59 AM
eBird Rules and Best Practices
As the eBird database grows, it becomes increasingly valuable. Your observations make a huge difference in our understanding of birds at many levels—from ma...
Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 at 4:07 PM
The eBird Data Quality and Review Process
Ruff by Hans Norelius/Macaulay Library (ML144437371) Data quality in eBird is critically important, and eBird's data quality process ensures that y...
Fri, 10 Jan, 2020 at 11:44 AM
Explore Birds in eBird
eBird has all kinds of ways for you to explore and learn about birds, whether you want to know when you can expect migratory birds to arrive in your area, w...
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020 at 11:51 AM
My eBird
My eBird is your personal eBird hub – where all your checklists, listing totals, media are displayed and where you can adjust your settings and preferences....
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020 at 6:05 PM