9000 species with videos on the IBC!

27 Nov 2017 - 13:05 -- Arnau Bonan

We are proud to announce that the IBC has videos of 9000 bird species. Specifically, there are 119,500 videos of 9000 species of birds of the world, many showing rich behavioural information, which is an invaluable collection that hasn't been assembled anywhere else before. This new IBC record is especially remarkable considering that the number of people taking bird videos is much less than those dedicated to bird photography. The record-breaking video was of Snow Mountain Tiger-parrot Psittacella lorentzi by Herve Jacob, who is uploading some tremendous videos of his last trip to New Guinea – thanks, Herve!

We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone that has joined and contributed to the IBC over all the years, helping us to achieve this and many other goals.

But, of course, there are more records to be broken. There are still species without videos on the IBC and places in the world where no contributor has set foot... Here you can find three lists that show species that lack videos, photos or sound recordings, so that we can fill in more gaps and cover more species. So, we encourage you to get out there and keep filming!

Video of the 9000th species: Snow Mountain Tiger-parrot Psittacella lorentzi by Herve Jacob.