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In this issue:

  • Introducing eBird Trip Reports
  • New and updated abundance visualizations for more than 1,000 species
  • Give the gift of Birds of the World
  • Birders' photos shed new light on Tiny Hawk diet
  • eBirding your Christmas Bird Count
  • Your December eBirding can win you Zeiss binoculars and a Cornell Lab Bird Academy gift certificate
 A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Introducing eBird Trip Reports

Tell your birding stories with NEW eBird Trip Reports. eBird Trip Reports bring together your eBird checklists to create a summary of where you went and what you found, along with your photos and audio recordings, all in one easy-to-share place. You’ve never seen your eBirding like this before!

Learn more about eBird Trip Reports

Global patterns of abundance and distribution for 1,009 species

Every year the eBird Status and Trends project incorporates millions of new observations submitted by eBirders to provide the most up-to-date information on bird populations. This year, the team modeled relative abundance of 1,009 species across the globe using data from more than 300,000 eBirders.

Explore the new eBird Status visualizations

Give Birds of the World—for you AND a friend

A Birds of the World (BOW) subscription provides unprecedented access to avian life-history information, empowering birders, researchers, conservationists, students, and others to learn about and protect birds.  Now through 23 December, redeem coupon code GIFTBOW for a 15% discount on any GIFT subscription to Birds of the World. Or, enjoy it yourself for 35% off the ANNUAL plan (details in ad below).

Experience BOW's in-depth educational content.

Photos in digital archives shed new light on Tiny Hawk diet

The Tiny Hawk is an elusive and little known bird of the tropics. Only a few have been fortunate enough to spot one, which makes learning about its behavior and diet challenging. Thanks to eBirders who archived their photos of Tiny Hawks in the Macaulay Library, researchers have been able to gain new understanding of the diet of Tiny Hawks.

Discover the variety of prey in a Tiny Hawk's diet


eBirding your Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season is coming! New eBird Trip Reports can help you keep track of your tallies throughout the day, making your CBC experience better than ever.

Tips & tricks for eBirding on Christmas Bird Counts

Win a free Bird Academy gift certificate

Each eligible checklist that you submit in December gives you a chance to win a gift certificate for a Cornell Lab Bird Academy course of your choice. Bird Academy gift certificates are also a great way to treat a fellow birder!

Learn more

eBirder of the Month

Your media uploads matter! Upload 50 or more rated photos or audio recordings to eligible checklists in December to be in the running for eBirder of the Month and free Zeiss binoculars.

Read more
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