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Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 12 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages and more. This site is managed by Denis Lepage and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, the Canadian copartner of Birdlife International. Avibase has been a work in progress since 1992 and I am now pleased to offer it as a service to the bird-watching and scientific community.

© Denis Lepage 2015 - Number of records currently in Avibase: 13,991,048 - Last update: 2015-03-20

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I am excited to announce a new important addition to Avibase, called myAvibase. This is a new section of the site that provides tools for planning your next birding trip and manage your own personal checklists. You can use maps and graphs to quickly see how many species can be found in a given region and at various times of year, for instance. If you import your own sightings in myAvibase, you can also view how many new species (lifers) you could add to your lifelist on your next trip and decide when and where you should go. For some additional details on the types of reports available, please click here.

People who participate in eBird can very simply import their lifelist from their eBird account with a click of a button. MyAvibase also offers more features, such as the ability to chose which taxonomy you want to follow (Clements, IOC, etc.) as well as the ability to compare your lifelist the various lists to each other. Best of all, myAvibase is available for free!. (Please understand however that I am unable to provide personalized support, and may not be able to respond to your requests for assistance).


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2015-03-17: I have updated the language data for Swedish and Dutch, based on new published lists, both based on the most recent IOC checklist 5.1. The Swedish names is based on the work of Birdlife Sverige and the Dutch list was kindly provided by Peter Vercruise. Thanks to regular contributors Theo de Kok and Peter Vercruise for their ongoing help pointing those out to me!
 
2015-02-26: I have now integrated the content of the corrigenda to the Howard and Moore checklist, 4th edition. The errata to the first volume (covering non-passerines) was published as an appendix in the second volume (p. 653-659), which covers passerines. The corrigenda for the second volume (and additions to the corrigenda to the first), has been recently made available as a PDF download from AvesPress's web site. The corrigenda contains mainly corrections to authorship, name usage and range descriptions, and only a small number of changes in taxonomic concepts. The changes affecting names, classification species concepts are available in the Avibase comparison tool. For those interested, it is also worth noting that volume 2 contains an Excel spreadsheet with the complete list of species and subspecies from both volumes.
 
2015-02-18: I have completed a thorough review of the South American country checklists using the most recent SACC Country Lists spreadheet and the latest SACC taxonomy. I have also included several new records for Eastern Island (Chile), Robinson Cruzoe (Chile). Isla Salas y Gomez (Chile), Chiloé (Chile), Haida Gwaii (British Columbia) and more.
 
2015-02-16: I have now posted the latest update to the South American Classification Committee checklist, including all changes that have occured in the past year. Some of the changes of note include the split of the Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) into 4 species, the split of Cercomacroides fuscicauda (Riparian Antbird) from C. nigrescens, the split of Gymnopithys bicolor from G. leucaspis, the split of Hylopezus paraensis and H. whittakeri from H. macularius, the split of Sirystes sibilator into 4 species and the split of Agelaioides fringillarius from A. badius. Two newly described species are also recognized: Hemitriccus cohnhafti (Acre Tody-Tyrant) and Sporophila beltoni (Tropeiro Seedeater) and numerous other taxonomic changes are implemented, which are detailed here.
 
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