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.
WHAT BIRDPEDIA CAN DO FOR YOU*
- 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.
Need a World Species List?
If you are looking for a complete listing of all bird species you can download one from Birdpedia... Download.
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.