Contributor Portal

Thank you for choosing to contribute to Birds of the World. We welcome you to the global community of ornithologists and media contributors working to build the world’s largest collection of avian life histories and integrated data resources that power scientific research, education, and biodiversity conservation.

Inside you will find a set of guidance documents.


Staff contacts

Science Editors:

  • Shawn Billerman (
  • Nicholas Sly (

Managing Editors:

  • Sr. Managing Editor: Brooke Keeney (

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