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This fifth county record Nazca Booby was recorded on 15 July, 2018 near Santa Barbara Island.

Photo: David Pereksta

Nazca Booby

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eBird has updated their Explore Species search tool which includes maps, stats, photos, and sounds for any bird in the world, including personalized stats based on your own submissions. This new feature lets you explore everything eBird, Merlin, and the Macaulay Library know about every species of bird. Quickly retrieve your own individual life, state and county records through Explore Species. Give it a try...

eBird Explore Species

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Posted September 22, 2018

Here is a great tool for expanding your identification skills. The new eBird Photo + Sound Quiz. Quiz yourself on 20 images or sounds from birds anywhere in the world including right near your home, all based on media uploaded by eBirders everywhere. Each quiz you take helps tag and rate media in the Macaulay Library.

eBird Photo + Sound Quiz

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Posted May 27, 2018

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Global Big Day has set new heights for a single day of birding each of the past four Mays. This massively international collaborative birding event has been so great that we’re having another worldwide eBird Big Day! Mark your calendar for the first October Big Day: 6 October. Let’s see what we can find together on the first October Big Day! Stay tuned...

October Big Day

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Posted August 5, 2018