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BOW Team December 21, 2020
Birds of the World just released the new Taxonomy Explorer, a feature that checks two big items off our collective wish list: regional filters and visual family index. The tool provides limitless exploration of Birds of the World and will be extremely helpful for research, birding, and teaching about birds.
BOW Team December 15, 2020
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BOW Team November 18, 2020
We're happy to bring you a long list of recently revised species accounts. Read on for a full list and an overview of several notable updates.
BOW Team September 3, 2020
Obviously, multilingualism is important for a global resource like Birds of the World. The Cornell Lab now offers bird common names in 43 languages plus 35 regional dialects – that’s 78 variations in all, including 15 versions for English, 15 for Spanish, and 6 for French!
Aiman Raza, University of Maryland, Baltimore County August 14, 2020
Birds of the World is working with several educators and institutions to help students produce revisions of species accounts. Aiman Raza is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and has been working with Dr.
Paul G Rodewald August 12, 2020
Birds of the World (BOW) engages a global community of contributors inspired by playing a part in the world’s largest, most comprehensive ornithological resource. Contributors play a central role in maintaining the depth and accuracy of the resource.
Shawn Billerman August 10, 2020
Waterfowl taxonomy is notoriously challenging, in part owing to morphological similarities between and within groups that can obscure patterns of divergence (Mowbray et al. 2020).
BOW Authors August 4, 2020
This week we have a long list of species profile updates to report. Species such as the metallic burgundy Pompadour Cotinga; the striking Sangkar White-eye; and the plump, orange-crowned Wrenthrush just received new treatments by our global editorial team.
Kathi Borgmann July 10, 2020
Nobody knows raptors better than Jerry Liguori—the authority on North American hawks. Liguori has authored numerous articles and three authoritative, must-have books on raptor identification, as well as a ground-breaking video-focused raptor ID app.
Sartaj Ghuman June 10, 2020
First described in 1873 by Allan Octavian Hume, the Narcondam Hornbill (Rhyticeros narcondami) remains as much an enigma as it was when first spotted. As Hume’s ship approached the island, the large white-tailed birds seen flying from tree to tree were mistaken to be Nicobar pigeons that the party had been seeing a lot of.