eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects, with more than 1 billion records, more than 100 million bird sightings contributed annually by eBirders around the world, and an average participation growth rate of approximately 20% year over year. A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
eBird data document bird distribution, abundance, habitat use, and trends through checklist data collected within a simple, scientific framework. Birders enter when, where, and how they went birding, and then fill out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing. Data can be accessed from the Science tab on the website.