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...
Fri, 13 Dec, 2019 at 9:14 AM
eBird Hotspot FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about eBird Hotspots What is a Hotspot? What makes a good eBird Hotspot? Does a Hotspot need to have lots of birds? How do...
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 at 3:35 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...
Mon, 3 Feb, 2020 at 3:41 PM
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...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 3:21 PM