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New Hybridization section offers unparallelled visibility into avian hybrids
March 20, 2023
The new “Hybridization” sections on each species account include multimedia of known hybrids along with narrative content about the ecology, evolution, and conservation of the parent species.
BOW DISCOVERY WEBINAR: Hybridization in Birds (March 23)
March 6, 2023
Birds of the World continues to evolve. In December, we added a new section of content to species accounts called “Hybridization.” This section dynamically integrates multimedia of known hybrids into species accounts so that the appearance, location, and ecology of these hybrid crosses are available for study and comparison.
VIDEO: Kinglet Calyptura - The Lost Jewel of the Atlantic Forest by Guy Kirwan
February 3, 2023
Thanks for joining us for our webinar, Kinglet Calyptura – The Lost Jewel of the Atlantic Forest by Guy Kirwan on 15 February. If you’d like to revisit Guy’s presentation, or if you missed it the first time, you can watch the recording here.
VIDEO: Adventures in bird molt with Peter Pyle (Link)
December 12, 2022
Peter Pyle has spent his career trying to understand and document bird molts and plumages. In this webinar, Peter will present a crash course in molt and discuss the many things one can learn from its close examination.
A comprehensive review of the endangered Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori) of South America
November 24, 2022
In this all-new, comprehensive review for Birds of the World, authors Tomás Rivas-Fuenzalida, Juan Manuel Grande, Sebastián Kohn, Félix Hernán Vargas and Santiago Zuluaga Castañeda update the status of knowledge of the species, including unpublished information and works in preparation.
Free eBird course in Spanish: Fundamentos de eBird
November 18, 2022
eBird Essentials—a free course for people of all birding experience levels—is now available in Spanish. Discover how eBird can support your passion for birds and how your participation can help us to better understand bird populations
The 2022 eBird/Clements taxonomy update
October 25, 2022
Once per year, eBird updates all bird records in the database to reflect the latest ‘splits’, ‘lumps’, additions of new species, changes to scientific names, taxonomic sequence, and more. As well, our Birds of the World editorial team furiously produces, splits, and lumps species accounts to reflect the latest nomenclature.
VIDEO: What's New in Avian Taxonomy? 2022 Annual eBird Taxonomy Update
October 24, 2022
Thank you for attending the first Birds of the World ‘Discovery Series’ webinar, a new benefit for subscribers! A recording can be found here.
The 2022 U.S. State of the Birds Report Reveals Widespread Losses of Birds in All Habitats—Except for One
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
October 12, 2022
In the United States, the State of the Birds report released today reveals a tale of two trends, one hopeful, one dire. Long-term trends of waterfowl show strong increases where investments in wetland conservation have improved conditions for birds and people.
October Big Day – a global birding event – is coming!
September 22, 2022
Mark your calendars for October Big Day—8 October 2022! Big Days are a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far. Last October, more than 32,000 people from 195 countries submitted 78,000 checklists with eBird, demonstrating the power of birds to bring people together.
The Cornell Lab