Videos from Australia

Going into the second week of his big trip, Pieter de Groot Boersma posted videos from the following locations:

Herdsman Lake, a bird-rich suburban lake in Perth, with some new highlights:
White-cheeked Honeyeater, Singing Honyeater, Hoary-headed Grebe ... [+]

Videos from Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia

Pieter de Groot Boersma has just returned from a year long trip in Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. He has seen 700 bird species, of which he managed to film nearly 600. Videos will be posted roughly in the order of his trip, starting in Perth (Western Australia). ... [+]

Jocotoco Antpitta from very close!

Don’t miss the thirteen videos of, for many people, the most spectacular and surprising new bird species described for science in recent times. How could such a large and wonderful bird be overlooked for so long? Recorded in November last year, Josep del Hoyo has finally ... [+]

Ruff videos from Norway

Enjoy a comprehensive collection of Philomachus pugnax videos from the Norwegian tundra by Josep del Hoyo. We can see extensive and diverse ornamental plumages in males, including white, brown, barred, black and ruff, as well as displays, fights, calls and other interactions. This wide ... [+]

150,000 photos on the IBC!

We are proud to announce that the IBC has reached the impressive figure of 150,000 bird photographs in the collection. The record-breaking picture was of Green-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) by Tomas Grim ... [+]

Watch IBC videos from any device

We are very happy to announce that IBC videos are now playable on all devices!

By default, the page still tries to use the Flash Player, but an HTML5 video player is used as fallback in the case that the device does ... [+]

Three great eagles from hides in Spain

During a recent excursion in Spain, Josep del Hoyo and Jordi Sargatal recorded Spanish Imperial Eagle (video, photo), Golden Eagle (video, photo) and Bonelli’s Eagle (video, photo), three of the most sought-after great eagles in the world. For the moment, there is only ... [+]

Updating the taxonomy of the IBC and other improvements

After the publication of Volume 1 of the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World last year, we realized that the taxonomy used in the IBC was seriously outdated. In its current state, to apply all of the taxonomic changes in the IBC would be a huge amount of work and would mean ... [+]

Indian weavers breeding

Most ornithological trips to India are during the non-breeding season because weavers and most other Indian birds nest during the monsoons, when it rains a lot and most parks are closed. During his last trip, Josep del Hoyo was fortunate to be able to video three weaver species in full breeding plumage at their nesting ... [+]

IBC Unique Identifier

We have created an easily citable Unique Identifier for every single IBC material. At the bottom of the page for each contribution, there is a Citation section with the author’s name, the unique identifier and the permalink. Now you can use the unique identifier to locate a specific ... [+]

Welcome home, Lorenzo Vinciguerra

We are very happy to announce that Lorenzo Vinciguerra, a Swiss wildlife photographer that was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf Group in the Philippines and held hostage for almost 3 years, has finally escaped. His companion, a Dutch birdwatcher, could not escape and is still in captivity. The two were taken captive in Tawi-Tawi province as they were on way back ... [+]

A productive day in Tangkoko Reserve

Coming back from a recent trip to Halmahera (Moluccas), I did a single-day visit to the well-known Tangkoko Reserve in northern Sulawesi, taking advantage of my flight connection as it is less than two hours from Manado airport. I found this place, with its numerous and knowledgeable ... [+]

New material of endemic species of Halmahera

One of Josep del Hoyo’s last trips was to Halmahera Island, and it brings us the first videos for the IBC of a number of endemic birds from this wonderful place, like Moluccan Starling (1), Flame-breasted Flowerpecker (2), Moluccan Hanging-Parrot (3) ... [+]

8000 species with videos on the IBC!

88,000 videos of 8000 species of birds of the world, many showing rich behavioral information, is an invaluable collection that hasn't been assembled anywhere else before. This new IBC record is especially remarkable considering that the number of people taking bird videos is much less than those dedicated to photography. We thank and congratulate all of our contributors. ... [+]

9500 species with material!

We are proud to announce that the IBC has material of 9500 bird species. The contribution with which we reached this important mark was a video of Anchieta's Sunbird (Anthreptes anchietae) by Martin Kennewell. Many thanks to everyone that has joined and contributed to the IBC over all these years, helping us to achieve this and many other goals! ... [+]