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Birds of the World  🎓

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Birds of the World is a research database that brings together scholarly content from four reference works of ornithology:

  • Birds of North America
  • The Handbook of the Birds of the World
  • Neotropical Birds
  • Bird Families of the World

With the integration of bird observations from eBird and images from Macaulay Library, Birds of the World is a powerful ornithological resource that provides comprehensive information about each bird species, including characteristics, distribution, systematics, migration, habitat, food habits, behaviour, breeding, conservation and sounds.

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Birds of North America (N.1 1993 to N.716 2002) is available in print at Woodward Library (


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