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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
Inti Tanager ML399208031
BOW Team 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.
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.
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 image
Cornell Lab 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.
Red de Observadores de Aves y Vida Silvestre de Chile
BOW Team September 9, 2022
To celebrate our growing partnership, this Tuesday, the ROC will host a webinar, featuring our very own Tom Schulenberg, BOW science editor, with Fernando Medrano (@FmedranoM), the technical and scientific advisor of ROC, who will discuss what the partnership means for Chilean birds and birders, and Javiera Ferreyra (@jaferreyrab), director of Audubon Chile.
Barn swallow flying over globe
BOW Team August 30, 2022
Each fall the Cornell Lab hosts a Migration Celebration to mark the billions of birds streaming through the air on their far-flung journeys. Join us for two weeks of online events, family-friendly programs, and ideas and resources for your own migration activities.
Eurasian Kestrel ML462511181
BOW Team August 18, 2022
While English (US) is the default language for the text in Birds of the World, readers have the ability to set Common Bird Names to their preferred language. After doing so, the body of each Birds of the World species profile will remain in English, but the common names at the top of each profile […]
King Penguin ML271107061
BOW Team December 31, 2021
2021 was a year of milestones. From one billion records in eBird, to the transformative launch of Merlin Sound ID, to new conservation decision-making tools powered by eBird Status and Trends visualizations, there’s a lot we’ll  remember from the past twelve months.
Desert Owl (Strix hadorami) by Jens Eriksen (ML63556211)
BOW Team August 19, 2021
Why is each species named what it is? And what do these names reveal about the birds themselves?