HBW Alive Newsletter
Nº30, December 2016

More New Maps in My Birding

As we announced in the last newsletter, during recent months we have produced new maps and statistics of your bird sightings, specifically:
  • number of first sightings in each country
  • number of species you have seen in each country you have visited
  • number of species you have seen in each country in the world
  • number of endemics you have seen
  • number of first sightings you could make in each country (Targets)
And now we have created more maps and statistics to make it easier to plan your birding trips:
  • number of first sightings you could make in each country choosing one bird family (Family Targets)
  • number of endemic first sightings you could make in each country (Endemic Targets)
  • for Internet Bird Collection contributors, a map of the world showing the countries for which you have material on the IBC
Here you can find out more about all these new maps and statistics.

With all these new functionalities, My Birding will become your best ally when planning your future birding trips!
Arnau Bonan
Editor, HBW Alive
News on HBW Alive
Species with Multimedia Links
We have added more than 115 multimedia links to the accounts of the 13 Psittacula species. Check them out!
Psittacula Species
Moustached Flowerpiercer
Check out these “Top 5” species with recently incorporated multimedia links: Fairy Pitta (Pitta nympha), Capped Wheatear (Oenanthe pileata), Thick-billed Weaver (Amblyospiza albifrons), Moustached Flowerpiercer (Diglossa mystacalis) and Cretzschmar's Bunting (Emberiza caesia).
HBW Alive Features

HBW Forewords included in HBW Alive

As announced in the March newsletter, all the acclaimed Forewords from the Handbook of the Birds of the World series are available in HBW Alive.

The Forewords are essays written by specialists, each dealing with a particular subject of importance in the world of ornithology; e.g. extinct birds, fossil birds, bird migration, the ecology and impact of non-indigenous birds, climate change and birds...

We hope you enjoy them!
Foreword on extinct birds
Illustrations from the foreword Extinct Birds
Get the Most Out of My Birding

More New Maps in My Birding

As we have explained in the Editorial, now you can enjoy more new maps and statistics created from your data.

There are 3 new maps:
  • Targets of one family (Family Targets)
  • Endemic Targets
  • IBC Materials
The first 2 maps will help you plan your next birding trips, and the third will show IBC users the countries where they have uploaded material.

Here you can find out more about all these new maps and statistics!
News on Birds
Ornithological News
The White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps) breeds in western South America White-crested Elaeniafrom Colombia to Chile. Southern birds are highly migratory, spending the austral winter in central South America. Three individuals tracked using light-level geolocators in the world’s southernmost forests, on Navarino Island in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile, were found to winter in Amazonian Brazil. The mean distance between their breeding and wintering grounds was 5932 km, the longest known movement by a Neotropical austral migrant studied to date.
White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) is considered globally Endangered, White-headed Duckwith a population estimated at no more than c. 13,000 individuals. This autumn, between 13 and 16 September 2016, more than 20,000 birds in three huge flocks were estimated to be present at three different wetlands in the Tengiz-Korgalzhyn Lakes complex, Akmola region, in Kazakhstan. The world population is thus clearly rather larger than had been thought.
Read more   News on Birds   |   First Country Reports
IBC's Video of the Month
 Sabah Partridge
A Sabah Partridge (Arborophila graydoni) calling.
Recorded on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah.
on 4 November 2016.
IBC's Photo of the Month
Annobon Scops-owl
An Annobon Scops-owl (Otus feae) perched on a branch.
Taken in Annobón Province, Equatorial Guinea, on 22 October 2016.
IBC's Sound Recording of the Month
Antarctic Prion
An Antarctic Prion (Pachyptila desolata) calling from burrows.
Recorded on Prion Island, South Georgia Islands, on 31 October 2016.
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