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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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Gold-ringed Tanager

Gold-ringed Tanager

Bangsia aureocincta

Full Revision

Samantha Wynns, Casey H. Richart and Kevin J. Burns

Tawny-throated Leaftosser

Tawny-throated Leaftosser

Sclerurus mexicanus

Full Revision

Jacob C. Cooper and Diego Barragán

Thrush-like Antpitta

Thrush-like Antpitta

Myrmothera campanisona

Full Revision

Harold F. Greeney

Fulvous Shrike-Tanager

Fulvous Shrike-Tanager

Lanio fulvus

Full Revision

Ashley Morrison, Erik R. Funk, Casey H. Richart and Kevin J. Burns

White-bellied Dacnis

White-bellied Dacnis

Dacnis albiventris

Full Revision

Iga Arisa, Casey H. Richart and Kevin J. Burns

Masked Flowerpiercer

Masked Flowerpiercer

Diglossa cyanea

Full Revision

Steven Byrum, Erik R. Funk, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns

Montezuma Oropendola

Montezuma Oropendola

Psarocolius montezuma

Full Revision

Richard Sample and Ragupathy Kannan

Rusty Flowerpiercer

Rusty Flowerpiercer

Diglossa sittoides

Full Revision

Kelsey McQuen, Erik R. Funk, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns

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.