Birds of the World International Contributors Program

BOW LogoBirds of the World aims to build a global community of scientists, researchers, and media contributors collectively working across landscapes and political boundaries to protect and manage the world’s birds.

To ensure that no person is denied access to this invaluable resource, the Birds of the World International Contributors Program will provide scholarships for those who cannot afford a subscription plan.

The award is meant to ensure that everyone can access world-class information on birds. Preference will be given to applicants from less-developed countries who are engaged in ornithological education, research, stewardship, conservation, or related fields.

After an initial one-year term, free access may be renewed by request or automatically reinstated if the applicant has contributed, either directly to the existing content in Birds of the World, or by contributing bird observations and/or media to eBird and the Macaulay Library. To request free access, please fill out this form.


Note: If you’d like to help support this scholarship program, please contact us.