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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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The Global Shorebird Counting event takes place this year on September 5-11, 2018 and is one of the key events of World Shorebirds Day on September 6th. You can take part by registering a shorebird counting location, recording shorebirds, and submitting checklist data. Learn more about World Shorebirds Day here >> . Download program information at the following pdf link:

Global Shorebird Counting Program

Global Shorebird Counting >>

Posted July 29, 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

October Big Day >>

Posted August 5, 2018