Retrieve recent or notable birding observations within a region
eBird API 2.0
Welcome to the new eBird API Documentation!
The 2.0 APIs are a replacement for 1.1 APIs, which are now retired.
All of these APIs (with a few exceptions) will require a key, which is tied to your eBird account. Please sign up for a key on the eBird website.
The default response format is JSON unless otherwise noted.
The key should be included in a request header called "x-ebirdapitoken". Alternatively, it can be included as a request parameter named 'key'.
NOTE: Any response field with 'ID' in all caps such as 'locID' or 'subID' should be considered deprecated and may be removed in the future. Please let us know if such a response exists where no alternative with lowecase 'Id' is available.
Added familyCode to /ref/taxonomy/ebird response
Performance fix for 'Historic observations on a date' endpoint
Previously, a path extension (e.g. '.json') was allowed in some requests to specify the response format. This is no longer supported.
product/spplist now accepts any regionCode instead of just locIds
Max distance, if specified, for 'Nearest observations of a species', is now 50km
latestObsDt and numSpeciesAllTime are now always included in ref/hotspot results regardless of presence of 'back' parameter
Removed default distance filter for 'Nearest observations of a species', as indicated in docs.
v 2.04 2020-01-21
subId is now included in the 'simple' detail of all 'data/obs' endpoints
'dist' parameter now accepts double precision