This month's eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, is about taking part in Big Day in October! This month Zeiss generously doubled the available prices to celebrate the big October day. TWO eBirders of the month are drawn by eBirders who submit 5 authorized checklists on October 17th – the big October day. The winners each receive new ZEISS Victory SF32 binoculars.
On Big Day 2019 in October, more than 20,000 participants submitted 42,700 checklists. Visit us on October 17th and try to set a new record for 25,000 participants. It doesn't matter where you are or how many species you report – every eBird checklist counts. So have fun, stay safe, enjoy the birds you find and share your observations on eBird.
When you submit eBird checklists on Big Day in October, you'll also be participating in Global Bird Weekend, a two-day bird appreciation event. It doesn't matter whether you take part in Big Day in October or the entire Global Bird Weekend, everyone can take part in our October eBirder of the Month Challenge!
The winners will be notified by the 10th of the following month. Every month we will introduce a new eBird challenge and set of selection criteria. And don't forget the 2020 Checklist-a-Day Challenge!
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a proven market leader in sports optics and the official optics sponsor for eBird. "We are very excited to continue our partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and to support the critical scientific data being collected from dedicated eBirders." – Richard Moncrief, Segment Manager Bird Watching and Nature Watching at Carl Zeiss SBE