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This potential first county record Alder Flycatcher was found at Lake Los Carneros on 30 September, 2018.

Photo: David Compton

Alder Flycatcher

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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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The first ever eBird October Big Day was conducted on October 6, 2018 with over 1,400 species reported from North America and nearly 17,000 checklists submitted from the United States alone. Find all the results from the October Big Day here:

October Big Day

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Posted October 7, 2018