Requesting media files

Media files include: maps, photographs, figures, audio and video files.

You must obtain permission directly from Birds of the World/Macaulay Library in order to use any of our content in any fashion whatsoever. Some of our content has been licensed for one-time usage, so we may not have permission to distribute or allow you to use. In these instances, you will need to contact the content creator directly to request the image itself and permission for usage.

 

Maps

If you are interested in using an illustration or a map that you’ve seen on the website, please contact our sales manager at support@birdsoftheworld.org with a list of maps you wish to use and for what purpose. Cornell Lab has license to most of the North American and Neotropical bird maps. We may charge a small fee for each map and ask you to sign a usage agreement.

However, any maps labeled Lynx Edicions/BirdLife International were first published in the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. The copyright is held by BirdLife International. Thus, please inquire with them at http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/requestdis.

 

Color Plates/Illustrations

These are licensed by Lynx Edicions; all queries should be directed to: lynx@lynxeds.com.

Photo, Videos, Audio Recordings

If you wish to obtain and use a photo, video or audio recording for any purpose, first verify from what source the audio and/or video content is derived.  Most, but not all, of our photo, audio and video content comes directly from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library.  If the data for the photo, audio or video file shows that the content is from Macaulay Library, then contact the Macaulay Library directly. They can be reached at 607-254-2456 or by emailing: macaulaylibrary@cornell.edu.

Want to embed Macaulay Library media on a blog or website?

It’s easy to embed Macaulay Library media on websites or other pages on the internet. Simply go to the Macaulay Library page of the piece of media you are interested in and click “Embed.” From the embed menu, choose your preferred size, then click “Copy” to copy the HTML code for use on your page. The appropriate data and credit will automatically display along with the image, sound, or video.