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 ... [+]

9200 species with photos

We are proud to announce that the IBC has photos of 9200 bird species. Nick Athanas recently uploaded several photos of rare species from Ecuador, and the one of Brown Wood-Rail (Aramides wolfi) counts as species number 9200!

Thanks to everyone that has ... [+]

New sound material from Colombia!

A new contribution by Bernabé López-Lanús makes it possible to enjoy the first sound recordings of some species from Colombia, including of tanagers like Hooded Mountain-tanager, Ashy-throated Bush-Tanager, Grey-headed Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Bluish Flowerpiercer and Red-hooded Tanager, as well as ... [+]

First material for eight species from Cameroon

Lars Petersson has contributed new material from Cameroon to the IBC. Starting this week, you can enjoy new and interesting photos from this Swedish photographer on his last trip to Central Africa. These include the first materials on the IBC for species like Bates's Swift, White-spotted Wattle-eye ... [+]

A special thanks to our volunteers!

The IBC team would like to send a special thanks to the volunteers that have started to help us for all of their efforts and dedication. Specifically, we would like to express our gratitude to Doug Norris, Xiana, Éric Roualet and Matteo Lattuada for helping the IBC grow, uploading material that ... [+]

Sounds from South America.

In recent weeks Bernabé López Lanús has provided us with a lot of interesting new audio material from Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Brazil. There are more than 80 new species with sound recordings for the IBC! Among the many audio recordings we'd like to highlight the birds listed as Critically Endangered in ... [+]

200,000 digital specimens on the IBC

A few days ago, the IBC reached the impressive figure of 200,000 audiovisual files, including photographs, videos and sound recordings, with almost 94% of all bird species represented in the collection. If the IBC were a “traditional” (physical) collection, with these ... [+]