We'd like to announce two new improvements
to increase the functionality of HBW Alive and the available
The new search tool allows you to
search the site by English common name and scientific name. Once you
have typed some letters, a list of options is displayed from which you
can choose. More information about this new tool is detailed in the HBW
Alive Features section below.
- New search tool
- Contribution maps
In the Maps block of the species accounts and the family chapters you will find a new Contributions map,
which anonymously displays aggregated data from the IBC and My Birding.
This is a great tool to discover the locations where a species is most
For some particular species this map supplies remarkable information,
like for long-distance migratory species and seabirds, as you can find
out where they are most often observed. It is also informative for
species with established populations outside of their native
distributional ranges, as you can easily see how they have dramatically
increased their ranges.
We hope you enjoy these two novelties and please know we are always
working on more improvements! For example, we are currently developing
new analytics tools for My Birding that will greatly augment your
interaction with your birding data and make it easier for you to plan
your birdwatching trips!