eBird by Cornell Lab

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About this app

eBird Mobile makes it easy to record the birds you see in the field, and seamlessly link these observations with eBird--a global online database of bird records used by hundreds of thousands of birders around the world. This free resource makes it easy to keep track of what you see, while making your data openly available for scientific research, education, and conservation. eBird Mobile is the only app that passes information directly from the Android device to your eBird account on the web.


- Track your bird sightings from anywhere in the world.
- View your Life, Year, and Month lists for any region or nearby location.
- Full global taxonomy based on The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World.
- Common names available in 41 languages and regional versions (e.g., Portuguese names in Brazil or in Portugal).
- Checklists customized for your location and time of year, showing most likely species based on eBird data.
- Real-time feedback on whether a sighting is rare in the area.
- Quick entry tools to make note-taking faster than ever before.
- GPS enabled location plotting and tracking options.
- Map tools that show you hundreds of thousands of eBird Hotspots.
- Full offline functionality, enabling use in places with limited or no Internet connection.
- Entire app translated to Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Khmer, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), and Chinese (Traditional).
Updated on
Jan 25, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location and Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
2.81K reviews
prateek kulkarni
January 13, 2023
The app is one of the best resources to start looking for bird species. Been using the app for over a year and never had anything major to complain about. But just today, something seems to have broken. There's a "download error (unable to update)" dialog showing up at every startup. Haven't been able to use the app on Android today.
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Carl D
September 11, 2022
I love this app, except, for now, it is hung up and i can't put in a location for a sighting. I just keep on getting an error of updating list, which never happens. Also, i have to agree with another reviewer, it would make more sense and easier for the user to enter one sighting at a time rather than compile a list to submit (which isn't working anyway). Also, i don't understand the interaction between Merlin and eBird. It would be easier if a sighting verofied through Merlin flowed through
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September 14, 2021
SO CLOSE to being great. This app is packed with information, making it particularly valuable for new birders like me. That said, I only watch in my backyard and do not wish to "record track." I made sure to toggle "record track" off. Still, the app attempts to "determine my location" as soon as I change tabs. I end up stuck in a loop until I turn location on and it's very frustrating. I'd love to have an "offline" version where you can navigate without messing with location settings.
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What's new

Exotics for Explore and My eBird!

• Exotic status of species tagged in Life Lists and in Explore

• Life Lists are filterable by exotic or taxon category

• Non-species taxa now shown in Life Lists and in Explore