Get involved

Archive your media with eBird

When your photos and recordings are attached to your eBird checklists they become valuable digital specimens, archived for use in research, education, and conservation.

Photo + Sound Quiz

Level up on your bird ID skills and help curate the Macaulay Library so it is more useful to you and for research, education, and conservation.


Target species

Join the Macaulay Library treasure hunt and help complete the archive. Find the species that are missing from the Macaulay Library or search for species that have the fewest recordings or photos and archive your media with eBird.

Curate the archive

Help curate the Macaulay Library by rating and tagging photos and rating recordings. Rating media makes the library more useful to everyone and rating and tagging is kind of addictive. You can also help MerlinVision by drawing boxes around birds.

Student opportunities

Are you interested in animal behavior, technology, or museum curation? Learn about all of the exciting ways to join the Macaulay Library to pursue questions in behavioral and evolutionary ecology.


Learn sound recording techniques from the experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The workshop is designed to take students, researchers, birders, and anyone interested in natural sound recording from novice to capable field recordist. The workshop includes hands-on instruction of field recording techniques and an introduction to software to edit and prepare your recordings to archive in the Macaulay Library.