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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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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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Collared Aracari

Collared Aracari

Pteroglossus torquatus

Chase Green, Ragupathy Kannan

Rivoli's Hummingbird

Rivoli's Hummingbird

Eugenes fulgens

Ruth Partida-Lara, Paula L. Enríquez

Talamanca Hummingbird

Talamanca Hummingbird

Eugenes spectabilis

Ruth Partida-Lara, Paula L. Enríquez

Southern Emerald-Toucanet

Southern Emerald-Toucanet

Aulacorhynchus albivitta

Thomas S. Schulenberg, A. M. Contreras-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Kolten Powell

Andean Tit-Spinetail

Andean Tit-Spinetail

Leptasthenura andicola

Full Revision

Lauren Smith

Ridgway's Hawk

Ridgway's Hawk

Buteo ridgwayi

Full Revision

David L. Anderson, Russell Thorstrom, Christine D. Hayes, Thomas Hayes

Northern Emerald-Toucanet

Northern Emerald-Toucanet

Aulacorhynchus prasinus

Full Revision

Thomas S. Schulenberg, A. M. Contreras-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Kolten Powell

White-faced Ground-Sparrow

White-faced Ground-Sparrow

Melozone biarcuata

Full Revision

Marîa Félix Ramos-Ordoñez, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Alvaro Jaramillo, Thomas S. Schulenberg

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.