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Shawn Billerman April 1, 2020
Early this year, the ornithological world was rocked when Frank Rheindt and colleagues published a paper in which they described five entirely new species of birds, and five new subspecies of birds, all from several small islands near Sulawesi, Indonesia (Rheindt et al. 2020).
Team BOW January 29, 2020
Welcome to Birds of the World, a powerful new resource that brings together scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology, allowing you to explore the remarkable diversity of birds! 
John Fitzpatrick January 26, 2020
A brief note on the release and history of Birds of the World by John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Josep del Hoyo January 23, 2020
Josep del Hoyo, co-founder of Lynx Edicions and Senior Editor of Handbook of Birds of the World, sends words of welcome as HBW Alive finds a new home.
Shawn Billerman January 20, 2020
One of the most exciting features in Birds of the World is the new Bird Families of the World Explorer, which provides visual and interactive overviews of all 249 bird families along with in-depth summaries of recent scientific literature of the relationships of each family.
Team BOW December 25, 2019
Birds of the World had its origins in three separate projects and each differed, to a greater or a lesser degree, in taxonomy. This article explains how we applied a single taxonomy, the eBird/Clements Checklist (Clements), across all of its content and explains our attempts to align the BirdLife/HBW taxonomy with that of Clements.
Team BOW December 20, 2019
Birds of the World content was written by ornithologists all over the world and was amassed from four major volumes. Let's meet the international team responsible for growing and maintaining the new platform...