Chloe Marshall, February eBirder of the Month


Please join us in congratulating Chloe Marshall of Castro, Chile, winner of the February 2017 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Our February winner was drawn from eBirders who was a part of a shared eligible eBird checklist in February. Chloe’s name was drawn randomly from the 104,128 eligible checklists submitted by 11,881 eBirders who achieved the February challenge threshold. Chloe will receive new ZEISS Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars for her eBirding efforts. We asked Chloe to tell us a little more about herself, her use of eBird, and her love of birds – read on for more.
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/ebm201702/

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Jason Kimm, January eBirder of the Month


Please join us in congratulating Jason Kimm of Duncan, British Colombia, winner of the January 2017 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Our January winner was drawn from eBirders who submitted at least 31 eligible eBird checklists in January. Jason’s name was drawn randomly from the 4,226 eBirders who achieved the January challenge threshold. Jason will receive new ZEISS Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars for his eBirding efforts. We asked Jason to tell us a little more about himself, his use of eBird, and his love of birds – read on for more.
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/ebm201701/

Dan Rottino, 2016 eBirder of the Year


Please join us in congratulating Dan Rottino of East Haddam, Connecticut, winner of the 2016 eBirder of the Year challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Our 2016 winner was drawn randomly from the 6(!) eBirders who met all 12 eBirder of the Month challenges in 2016. More than 13,500 eBirders qualified for at least one of the 12 challenges, 1567 qualified for half of them, and a half-dozen of the most dedicated made it all the way. The full list of 6 can be seen at the bottom of this article. Dan will receive new ZEISS Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars for his eBirding efforts. We asked Dan to tell us a little more about himself, his use of eBird, and his love of birds – read on for more.
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/zeisseby2016/