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February 14-17 (Friday to Monday) is the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). To participate, just go birding during this timeframe and make sure to enter your checklists in eBird.
Twenty years after field ornithologist Ted Parker's death, friends and colleagues pay tribute to Ted and his legacy.
Thousands of new images are now visible for most species cataloged in Neotropical Birds Online, thanks to a slideshow gallery ported into each account that scrolls through images found in our Neotropical Birds Online flickr group.
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Site Updates

11 April 2014

New complete species accounts for Dusky-faced Tanager (Mitrospingus cassinii), contributed by David Ocampo and Alejandro Montoya; for Quebracho Crested-Tinamou (Eudromia formosa), contributed by Paul Smith; for Green-backed Sparrow (Arremonops chloronotus), contributed by M.F. Ramos-Ordoñez, C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González, M.C. Arizmendi, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg; and for Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris), contributed by Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn Sedgwick.

4 April 2014

New complete species accounts for Toucan Barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus), contributed by Cristine Rueda, Ana María Pardo, and Aura Viviana Buitrago; for White-tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila), contributed by Mileidy Betancourth-Cundar, Ivan Camilo Beltran-Arevalo, and Patricia Torres-Sánchez; for Ocellated Thrasher (Toxostoma ocellatum), contributed by C. Soberanes-González, C. Rodríguez-Flores, M.C. Arizmendi, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg; and for Pacific Elaenia (Myiopagis subplacens), contributed by Thomas S. Schulenberg and Tom Johnson. Additionally, the account for Foothill Elaenia (Myiopagis olallai) was updated.

28 March 2014

New complete species accounts for Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor), contributed by John D. Lloyd; for White-lored Warbler (Myiothlypis conspicillata), contributed by Camila Gómez Montes; for Dwarf Vireo (Vireo nelsoni), contributed by C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González, M.C. Arizmendi, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg; and for Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julie), contributed by Thomas S. Schulenberg.

21 March 2014

New complete species accounts for Northern Potoo (Nyctibius jamaicensis), contributed by Daniel Gu, Bob Behrstock, and Thomas S. Schulenberg; for Black-throated Jay (Cyanolyca pumilo), contributed by C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González, M.C. Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg; for Emerald-chinned Hummingbird (Abeillia abeillei), contributed by M.C. Arizmendi, C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg; and for Black-fronted Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes nigrifrons), contributed by Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan.

Recently Completed Accounts

		Mitrospingus cassinii
Dusky-faced Tanager
Mitrospingus cassinii

		Eudromia formosa
Quebracho Crested-Tinamou
Eudromia formosa

		Arremonops chloronotus
Green-backed Sparrow
Arremonops chloronotus

		Eupherusa nigriventris
Black-bellied Hummingbird
Eupherusa nigriventris

		Semnornis ramphastinus
Toucan Barbet
Semnornis ramphastinus

		Eutoxeres aquila
White-tipped Sicklebill
Eutoxeres aquila

		Toxostoma ocellatum
Ocellated Thrasher
Toxostoma ocellatum

		Myiopagis subplacens
Pacific Elaenia
Myiopagis subplacens

		Coccyzus minor
Mangrove Cuckoo
Coccyzus minor

		Basileuterus conspicillatus
White-lored Warbler
Myiothlypis conspicillata

		Vireo nelsoni
Dwarf Vireo
Vireo nelsoni

		Damophila julie
Violet-bellied Hummingbird
Damophila julie

		Nyctibius jamaicensis
Northern Potoo
Nyctibius jamaicensis

		Cyanolyca pumilo
Black-throated Jay
Cyanolyca pumilo

		Abeillia abeillei
Emerald-chinned Hummingbird
Abeillia abeillei

		Phylloscartes nigrifrons
Black-fronted Tyrannulet
Phylloscartes nigrifrons

		Nothoprocta pentlandii
Andean Tinamou
Nothoprocta pentlandii

		Tinamotis ingoufi
Patagonian Tinamou
Tinamotis ingoufi

		Tinamotis pentlandii
Puna Tinamou
Tinamotis pentlandii

		Campylopterus hyperythrus
Rufous-breasted Sabrewing
Campylopterus hyperythrus

		Ramphocinclus brachyurus
White-breasted Thrasher
Ramphocinclus brachyurus

		Eudromia elegans
Elegant Crested-Tinamou
Eudromia elegans

		Crypturellus cinnamomeus
Thicket Tinamou
Crypturellus cinnamomeus

		Crypturellus ptaritepui
Tepui Tinamou
Crypturellus ptaritepui

		Nothura darwinii
Darwin's Nothura
Nothura darwinii

		Nothoprocta perdicaria
Chilean Tinamou
Nothoprocta perdicaria

		Crypturellus transfasciatus
Pale-browed Tinamou
Crypturellus transfasciatus

		Crypturellus berlepschi
Berlepsch's Tinamou
Crypturellus berlepschi

		Crypturellus obsoletus
Brown Tinamou
Crypturellus obsoletus

		Tinamus osgoodi
Black Tinamou
Tinamus osgoodi