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Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World last year, we realized that the taxonomy used in the IBC was seriously outdated.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! ... [+]

Josep del Hoyo interviewed at the British Birdwatching Fair 2014




Watch this interview with Josep del Hoyo at the British Birdwatching Fair, where the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World was presented.

More volunteers needed!

As the IBC’s audiovisual collection increases its coverage, we receive more and more offers from great photographers to contribute their very broad and very interesting collections of materials obtained over many years to the IBC. For some time now, various volunteers have been helping us greatly ... [+]

95% bird species with material on the IBC

We are proud to announce that the IBC has material of 9.488 bird species, 95% of the world’s 9.986 species, which means there are only 499 species without any material. We are very close to achieving 9.500 species with material (only 12 species to go!) and we have 9.294 species with photographs, so soon we will hit 9300! ... [+]

25,000 videos from Josep del Hoyo on the IBC!

Josep del Hoyo has just uploaded video number 25,000 from his personal account. He hit this high mark with new material of species close to home: the birds of the western region of Catalonia. The 25,000th video in question shows the spectacular display of Little Bustard, in action during the month of May. In ... [+]

First material from Anjouan Island and Comoro Island

Pete Morris has contributed an exciting new series of photos for the IBC. It includes the first material of endemic species from Anjouan and Comoro Islands like the Anjouan Sunbird, Comoro Drongo and Comoro Scops-owl, as well as the first photos of the Anjouan Island subspecies of Comoro Thrush (bewsheri), ... [+]

Species without photos

From time to time we get an email asking if we can generate a list of species yet to be photographed. Well, this list already exists but we know it can be difficult to spot.

There are several ways to know which species do not have ... [+]