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The Oriental Bird Club Image Database Has a New Home at the Macaulay Library
Team Macaulay Library
November 22, 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.
New! Expanded collection of global distribution and abundance maps
November 17, 2021
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 […]
New feature: The Key to Scientific Bird Names, Edited by James Jobling
August 19, 2021
Why is each species named what it is? And what do these names reveal about the birds themselves?
Clements taxonomic update in progress
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.
Updates: New and notable species account revisions
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.
Updates: Cuckoos, Cormorant, Cotinga, and lots more
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.
Updates: Banded Quail, African Goshawk, White-capped Dipper
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.
Updates: Gray Parrot, Javan Cuckooshrike, and Canada Warbler
May 28, 2020
Recent species updates include: Gray Parrot, Javan Cuckooshrike, and Canada Warbler
Updates: Antillean Mango, Coquerel's Coua, and African Firefinch
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.
Heermann's Gull, Western Reef-Heron, Kashmir Nutracker, Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, plus manakin, vireo, & loon
April 21, 2020
Our round up of latest revisions includes: Heermann's Gull, Western Reef-Heron, Kashmir Nutracker, Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, Green Manakin, Chivi Vireo, and Red-throated Loon
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