Recent Updates

Adult female Black-and-chestnut-Eagle captured for banding and satellite transmitter installation, Argentina © Tomás Rivas Fuenzalida | Fundación Ñankulafkén
BOW Team 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Kohn, Félix Hernán Vargas and Santiago Zuluaga Castañeda update the status of knowledge of the species, including unpublished information and works in preparation.
Barn Swallow abundance map
BOW Team January 1, 2022
The power of Birds of the World lies in its ability to synthesize data, science, multimedia, and maps from a variety of sources to reveal the most complete and accurate picture of birdlife possible. A growing network of contributors, scientists, and editors are constantly working behind the scenes to expand and integrate this knowledge into […]
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?
Festive Coquette ML256101871
BOW Team August 16, 2021
Over the next few weeks, the 2021 eBird Clements taxonomic update will progress.  This update, our first since the launch of the Birds of the World website, takes into account recent taxonomic knowledge on splits, lumps, name changes, and changes in the sequence of the species lists.
Golden Bush-Robin ML377273751
Team Macaulay Library January 1, 2021
Expect to see a stunning new collection of Asian bird images show up in Birds of the World. The Cornell Lab's Macaulay Library is excited to be able to provide a new home to the Oriental Bird Club Image Database, and has committed to preserving the OBI collection for future generations.
Northern Wheatear (Eurasian) ML204639371
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.
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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.
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BOW Authors June 4, 2020
This week: The smallest of North American quails; a common Accipiter from eastern and southern Africa; and a Cinclus dipper (aquatic songbird) from South America.
Gray Parrot ML134506111
BOW Authors May 28, 2020
Recent species updates include: Gray Parrot, Javan Cuckooshrike, and Canada Warbler
African Firefinch ML47426121
BOW Authors April 26, 2020
This week's round up of updated species accounts includes: The Antillean Mango (endemic to Hispaniola and Puerto Rico), the Coquerel's Coua (endemic to Madagascar), and the small and unobtrusive estrildid finch which is broadly, but patchily distributed across sub-Saharan Africa.