eBird News: March 2016

In this issue:

  • Global Big Day—14 May 2016
  • eBird photo of the month: Ivory Gull by Nick Anich
  • Dream Jobs—three openings on the eBird Team!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count preliminary results
  • New migration research maps annual cycle of 118 species
  • Become an eBird Partner, and beta tester
  • eBirder of the Month Challenge: explore new locations
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A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Global Big Day—14 May 2016

14 May 2016. The second Global Big Day. We need your help to make it the biggest day of birding the world has ever seen. In 2015, more than 14,000 people in 135 countries entered almost 45,000 checklists, featuring 6,085 species of birds. All in a single day. In 2016, can we surpass those numbers? With your help, we can. Learn more.

eBird Photo of the Month

What’s this, an Ivory Gull on a trampoline!? It can’t be. The words “Ivory Gull” send many birders into a wistful state, wishing they they had more snowy white arctic gulls in their lives. Fortunately for some, this winter has featured multiple individuals in the upper Midwest US, including the above bird photographed here by Nick Anich. See the full checklist here.

New research takes world by storm

Hundreds of thousands of people have viewed this animated map resulting from the newest migration research that uses eBird data. Covering the entire Western Hemisphere, 118 species are shown going through their entire annual cycle—some migrating from the southern tip of Argentina and Chile to northern Canada. Your sightings make this possible. See the map here.

Become an eBird Partner

As an eBird Partner, you’ll be on the cutting edge of future eBird developments. Want to be a beta tester for an extensive media search tool in eBird? Future versions of eBird Mobile where you can view your My eBird lists? How about one of the first to have eBird Profile pages? All of this could be happening in the coming weeks and months. Be a part of realizing eBird’s future potential. Become an eBird Partner today.

Dream jobs!

Wow, isn’t that gorgeous? This is in Ithaca—you could live here! We have three positions open to join the eBird technical team: a Principal Web Service Developer and a Web Service Developer, and a Data Service Developer-Administrator. Come be a part of the future of birding and bird information. See the full list of positions.

GBBC sets records!

The Great Backyard Bird Count was this past month, and set new records across the board. More than 50% of the world’s birds were reported in one weekend, with more than 150,000 checklists submitted throughout the GBBC period. See preliminary results here.

Zeiss eBirder of the Month Challenge

Get out and explore! Submit one or more eligible checklists from 15 new eBird locations in March to potentially win a new ZEISS Conquest HD 8×42 binocular. Learn more.

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