By Team eBird May 31, 2023

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Olrog’s Gull Larus atlanticus© Federico RubioMacaulay LibraryeBird

This months eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, can help you create lasting memories through written notes. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 20 or more eligible checklists in June containing at least one species with observation comments.

When you report an unusual bird observation to eBird, you may be asked to add species comments. These comments should include how you identified a rare species or counted a large flock. If you dont have a camera or recorder, detailed notes are the weightier way to document an heady bird moment! Learn increasingly well-nigh documenting your bird observations.

Species comments are for increasingly than just rare birds. Get in the practice of subtracting detailed notes to everyday birds as well. These could include whether a bird was seen or heard, interesting behaviors, or a unravelment of the habitat(s) the bird was in. Taking notes builds important observation skills and helps you to wilt a largest birder.

To add species comments, tap a species name on your eBird Mobile checklist, or click Add Details next to a species while inward data on You can moreover add these details by editing an once submitted checklist. Only comments widow to bird observations made in June will qualify. Checklists from other months, tastefulness codes, and data entered in the age & sex table are valuable but do not count for this particular challenge.

Junes 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!