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Explore the birds of the Neotropics

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America

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Map showing the Neotropics range

Welcome to the New Neotropical Birds

Composite image of Collared Aracari photo, spectrogram of Collared Aracari call, and eBird range map of the Collared Aracari's range

Neotropical Birds is an authoritative, online resource for life histories of Neotropical birds. These accounts are intended primarily for ornithologists, especially those based in the Neotropics, but will also prove useful to wildlife biologists, conservationists, amateur ornithologists with strong interests in avian natural history, and biology teachers and students.

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Latest Updates

Chivi Vireo

Chivi Vireo

Vireo chivi

Scaled Ground-Cuckoo

Scaled Ground-Cuckoo

Neomorphus squamiger

Full Revision

Janice M. Hughes

Collared Redstart

Collared Redstart

Myioborus torquatus

Connor Hilbie, Nicholas L. Block

Blue-black Grosbeak

Blue-black Grosbeak

Cyanoloxia cyanoides

New Account

Drew Fitzgibbon, Nicholas L. Block

Common Diuca-Finch

Common Diuca-Finch

Diuca diuca

Full Revision

Megan Cookson, Casey H. Richart, Kevin J. Burns

Slate-throated Redstart

Slate-throated Redstart

Myioborus miniatus

Full Revision

William D. Harrod, Ronald L. Mumme

Bare-throated Bellbird

Bare-throated Bellbird

Procnias nudicollis

Full Revision

Alex. E. Jahn, Maurício Bettio, Joaquín Cereghetti, Carla Suertegaray Fontana, Márcio Repenning, Thomas Brandt Ryder

Cinereous Conebill

Cinereous Conebill

Conirostrum cinereum

Full Revision

Andrea N. Chavez

Neotropical News

Building Neotropical Birds in the classroom and beyond

Consider incorporating Neotropical Birds into your classroom!

Neotropical Birding issue 17

Check out the newest issue of Neotropical Birding, featuring articles on pelagic birding off north-east Brazil, the search for Mexico's mystery owl, Markham's Storm-Petrel breeding colonies in Chile, and more

Neotropical Birds taxonomy update 2014

A brief review of some of the important species-level changes that are incorporated in the 2014 revisions to the eBird/Clements Checklist.

The 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)

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.