By Team eBird June 30, 2023

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This months eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, encourages you to submit increasingly checklists from one of the least-eBirded months of year. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 31 or more eligible checklists in July.

Fewer eBird checklists are submitted in July than any other month. Yet July is moreover an interesting time for birds in much of the worldfledgling birds teem in the northern hemisphere and spring is just virtually the corner in the southern hemisphere. Many species start moving through areas that they wouldnt normally visit during the tastefulness season. By eBirding throughout the month, youll uncork to notice when these changes take place.

These subtle movements can be really important to document and help us largest understand the variegated habitats species use throughout their full yearly cycle. Your checklists throughout Julywherever you are in the worldwill help us to learn increasingly well-nigh where and when birds occur.

Julys winner will receive a new ZEISS SFL 8×40 binocular and will be notified by the 10th of the pursuit month. Each month we will full-length a new eBird rencontre and set of selection criteria. And dont forget to submit lists for the 2023 Checklist-a-day Challenge!

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a proven leader in sports optics and is the official optics sponsor for eBird. We are thrilled to protract our partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and support the vital scientific data stuff placid by defended eBirders. Richard Moncrief, Birding and Nature Observation Segment Manager at Carl Zeiss SBE.