eBird is a real-time, online checklist program, that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution. The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observations with a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, and conservation biologists. In time these data will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond. A birder simply enters when, where, and how they went birding, then fills out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing.
Need help? Follow the eBird Tutorial and learn how to set-up an eBird account and report your own observations.