Birds of the World has special access arrangements with the following member groups:
Golden-winged Society. As a special thank you for their generous giving, Cornell Lab Golden-winged Society (GWS) members get complimentary access. Sign in here with your Lab ID.
Note: general Lab members do not get free access, but are entitled to receive a discounted subscription price. Send us your Lab ID number and put ‘Lab discount” in the subject line.
To honor our long association with the American Ornithological Society (AOS) and as a way to thank the greater ornithological community who writes, revises, and contributes to these scientific accounts, current, paid members of AOS receive free access to Birds of the World. If you have forgotten or do not know your AOS member ID, please contact the AOS business center. Tip: If you recently joined AOS, you might have to wait a few weeks for your ID to be transferred from AOS to Cornell. Sign in here (you will need your AOS member ID and your last name will act as the password but be sure to make the first letter of your last name uppercase).
We appreciate the countless hours birders spend in the field collecting observations and reporting them to eBird. As a measure of thanks, every eBirder that has reported at least 12 x over the last year is entitled to a discounted Birds of the World subscription. Send us your username and a snapshot of your My eBird totals (see below) and write ‘eBird discount” in the subject line. Send to email@example.com.
Birds of the World International Contributor Program
To ensure that no person is denied access to this invaluable resource, we provide scholarships for those who cannot afford a subscription plan. Learn more here.