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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs about subscriptions
Why is Birds of the World a subscription service?
How much is a personal subscription?
How much is an institutional subscription for my nonprofit, agency, or library?
How do I cancel my subscription?
Why am I getting a “cannot be left blank “error when I try to subscribe?
FAQs about Birds of the World
What taxonomy is Birds of the World based on?
How do I set species common name display preferences?
What is your usage policy on maps and other media?
How do I cite a Birds of the World species account
How do I report errors and species account updates?
FAQs for previous HBW Alive subscribers
I’m a former HBW subscriber. What should I know?
Where are the other HBW features, such as original family accounts, etc.?
Where is my HBW “My Birding” Data?
Terms of Sale
Why is BOW a subscription service?
About Birds of the World
Special member access
For HBW Alive subscribers
How to Contribute
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Citations and references
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Reporting errors and updates
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