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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.
Venezuelan Union of Ornithologists (UVO)
BOW Team September 7, 2022
Birds of the World has a simple but ambitious goal: to be the definitive resource for the collected biology of every bird species in the world. This scholarly, expansive resource is made possible by the combined expertise of a collective of global ornithology experts who are as inspired as we are to tell the complete […]
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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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?
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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.
José Luis Copete July 29, 2021
A new species of Melanocharis berrypecker (Melanocharitidae) was discovered during a recent ornithological expedition to the Kumawa Mountains in West Papua, in the cloud forest at an elevation of 1200 m. It has been named Satin Berrypecker (Melanocharis citreola)
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The Cornell Lab June 24, 2021
Big News from the Lab of Ornithology!! Now Merlin Bird ID - a handheld app for your smartphone - will help you ID the birds you hear!