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Changes to the ornithology resource Birds of North America

A screenshot of the Birds of the World platform.

The online ornithology resource Birds of North America from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is changing and will be replaced by the new Birds of the World platform (accessible now).

What's changed?

This development stems from the Cornell Lab's acquisition of digital rights to the Handbook of Birds of the World. The new Birds of the World platform contains all the content from the existing Birds of North America website, along with new material from Neotropical Birds, Handbook of Birds of the World (HBW Alive), and Bird Families of the World, and multimedia records from the Macaulay Library and eBird.

The underlying architecture of the website has been replaced, which the publisher claims makes the platform faster. The interface is mostly unchanged.

Access to the platforms

University of Windsor users can access Birds of the World now, and access to the old Birds of North America platform will remain until the end of April. Please feel free to update your links to this resource ( Old links will redirect to the new platform after April.

Learn more

If you have any comments, questions or concerns about Birds of the World, or Birds of North America, please do not hesitate to contact Roger Reka, Science Data Librarian.