Online database of over 10,000 global bird species with species accounts, scholarly information, color illustrations, multimedia files, maps and more.
Online database of over 10,000 global bird species, featuring: written material from Birds of North America, Handbook of the Birds of the World, Neotropical Birds, and Bird Families of the World; interactive content from the Macaulay Library at Cornell; and hundreds of millions of observations from eBird. Searchable by species, topic, or keyword, or you can browse using the avian taxonomy explorer. Each species account covers life history and behavior; range, abundance, and migration maps; habitat descriptions; and conservation and management guidelines. All information is regularly updated with the latest research findings from leading researchers.
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PDFs: The platform does not feature the ability to download a species account. The species accounts are in a constant state of revision and we provide users the latest science and information. We do, however, retain each version of the species account as a separate DOI. Please go the Revision History page associated with each individual account.