eBird is a tool we use to keep track of the birds we find. It's basically a virtual check-list program that all of our members can use to keep track of the birds we see and share those sightings with one another. It has a very simple, easily learned interface where we put in where, when, and how we went birding, then input a list of the birds we saw (or didn't see--also important!). You'll notice we use BirdTrax on some of our pages to show you a list of birds that have been sighted in the area. This county-level information is pulled direction from the eBird database! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society launched eBird in 2002, and its been a great source of information on bird populations and distributions since then.