Getting Started

Get started with eBird
If you want to get started with eBird, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five key steps to help you get eBirding faster (click any step to learn more...
Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 at 4:25 PM
Enter Sightings with eBird Mobile
NEW TO EBIRD? Start by taking our FREE eBird Essentials course. This 100% free, online course answers most new user questions and helps you start eBirdin...
Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 at 11:24 AM
Enter sightings on the eBird Website
NEW TO EBIRD? Welcome! Start by taking our FREE eBird Essentials course. This 100% free, self-paced online course answers most questions and helps you st...
Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 at 8:14 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 ...
Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 at 8:36 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...
Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 at 7:35 PM
Explore birds in eBird
eBird has all kinds of ways for you to explore and learn about birds. Checklist data from eBird, media from the Macaulay Library, and identification tips fr...
Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 at 4:37 PM
My eBird
My eBird  is your personal eBird hub. It's your one stop to manage, share, and explore your eBird activity. Check out the video to get an overview, or ...
Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 at 4:08 PM
eBird rules and best practices
Your eBird observations make a huge difference in our understanding of birds at many levels—from making more information available for birdwatchers to eBird...
Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 at 8:47 PM
The eBird Review Process
In This Article eBird Review Essentials Flagged Observations in eBird Do's and Dont's of Flagged Observations Why is my observation flagge...
Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 at 12:23 PM