eBird was launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. It functions as an online checklist program and provides users and ornithologists with rich details on bird abundance and distribution. Ebird has become ingrained in the Maryland birding culture and has now become one of the best methods to find out where birds are being seen across the state. The MD Google Gadget, based on Zachary DeBruine's Sightings Gadget, provides just a glimpse of the usefulness of the data submitted. Take a minute to explore both the rarity and sightings tabs. Most locations/species are clickable and will provide you even more details on birds currently being seen around the state. The links below will also take you to some of the most widely used features of eBird, including bar-chart frequency distribution of all birds ever ebirded in MD and a list of the most prolific eBird users.