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Welcome to Birdpedia - The Birdwatchers Website

This is the access point to a variety of Bird Databases. Each database is country specific and contains all species that are observable in that country, whether they are native, visitors or introduced.


  • The 'HOT LINE' - Receive information by email about recent bird sightings.
  • Get a list of the good birding spots within easy reach of your home or holiday destination.
  • Get detailed information about 100's of birding sites - Pictures, Maps, Bird List, Field Trip Reports.
  • Print Bird Lists for Country, State or Birding Sites.
  • Consult the 'Field Guide' - Pictures, Distribution Maps, Breeding Seasons and lots more. You can even listen to the bird's songs and calls! Click a bird's name in any Bird List and go straight to that bird's page in the 'Field Guide'.
  • Visit the 'Gallery' - Lots of photos provided by members. A great place for browsing on a wet day or as an aid to bird identification.
  • Challenge your identification skills with images or bird sounds.
  • Get up-to-date information about Meetings and Field Trips.
  • Create your own Bird Lists - Life List, Year List, Holiday List, Local Patch List, Wish List.
  • Find Links to other great Internet Bird Sites.
  • Help make Birdpedia even better by contributing Ideas, Pictures and Information.

* Not all features are currently available on all sites - but that is where you come in.


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If you are looking for a complete listing of all bird species you can download one from Birdpedia...

The list is in HTML format but a link to an XML version (ZIP file) can be found at the bottom of the list.


How can I access my Country of Interest?

Each country has its own country code (ISO - usually two (2) characters). For example, Australia is au, United Kingdom (Great Britain and Ireland) is uk and Galapagos is ecga.

If you know the code for your country of interest, enter it in the box provided at the top left. Alternatively, you can select your country from the dropdown list, or, go to the map representing your region of the world and click on the country (this option is still under development).

There are 236 countries currently available.

Click to go to Birds of Australia - code: AU Click to go to Birds of United Kingdom (Great Britain and Ireland) - code: UK Clickable Image of the World

The Information in the Databases

Unlike most websites the information on these sites is maintained by people such as yourself. Each database starts out as a basic list of species, with minimal information - common name, scientific name, and family. From there it is up to you to update and expand on the data. However, not just anybody can contribute data.

If you would like to be able to update data or modify the factual content of the database please apply from within the region you are interested in. Because this is essentially a peer maintained site we are always on the lookout for enthusiatic and knowledgable people. Your application will be assessed and you will be informed of our decision.

Countries for which Databases are available

The list of countries is slowly growing. The complete list can be found in the drop down box. At this time only Australia (our home base) has any significant data (if you would like to help develop one of the other countries let us know).

If you do not find your region of interest please let us know and we will create it.

Would you like to Contribute material?

We are always looking for material to include. If you would like to contribute articles, images, videos etc please contact us. Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for details concerning what can be displayed and who owns what. You will find a link at the bottom of each page within the site.

Would you like to become an Administrator for one of the Sites?

We are still looking for people to oversee development of many of the sites. If you are interested please follow the instructions within the site of interest.

The following countries still need administrators:

  1. Afghanistan (AF)
  2. Alaska (USAK)
  3. Albania (AL)
  4. Algeria (DZ)
  5. American Samoa (AS)
  6. Andorra (AD)
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  234. Yugoslavia (YU)
  235. Zambia (ZM)
  236. Zimbabwe (ZW)
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