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Handbook of the Birds of the World newsletter #50


The August newsletter of HBW Birds Alive– a milestone as the 50th in this series – has just been released. I’ve already lost track of how many new things I just learned in a few minutes’ browsing. Highlights:    

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HBW Alive – newsletter #45


I’m always excited when I see the notice in my inbox of a new newsletter from Handbook of the Birds of the World. Here’s the first thing that caught my eye in this one: Okay. First, I am going to … Continue reading

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HBW Alive #42 – December 2017


The latest newsletter update from the Handbook of the Birds of the World is out, and it took me about 10 seconds to open the file and learn something new. In this case, the first thing I learned was that … Continue reading

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Handbook of the Birds of the World – newsletter #37


So much exciting new material in the latest update from HBW Alive!  Here’s a teaser: Nº37, July 2017 Analytics: the new powerful tool with all your stats, graphs and maps! My Birding started out by offering a bird sighting recording … Continue reading

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HBW Alive Newsletter – September 2016


The latest news from the Handbook of the Birds of the World has been released, and it’s again a power-pack of ornithological information. For just a taste . . . A new study using electroencephalogram recordings of Great Frigatebirds (Fregata … Continue reading

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HBW Alive newsletter – August 2016


The latest newsletter from the Handbook of the Birds of the World has been released, and it’s another treasure trove of ornithological wonders. For example, I now know what a Dulit Frogmouth sounds like!  Here’s a small sampling: Ornithological News … Continue reading

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HBW #25 – Handbook of the Birds of the World


The latest HBW newsletter is now available!  Included is a link to the recently updated and redesigned Internet Bird Collection of photos, videos, and sound recordings. Features and news highlights:    

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HBW Alive Newsletter – Dec. 2015


Check out so many wonderful things in the HBW Alive Newsletter #18 for December, 2015!  Just a taste: An observational and experimental study suggests that the animal dung pavement in nests of the Black Lark (Melanocorypha yeltoniensis) may reduce the … Continue reading

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HBW Alive newsletter #15


Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, newsletter #15 Cassowaries growl. Biddulph’s Ground-jays look super cool running over rocks and dunes. This photo (by Tomas Grim) exists. These amazing experiences, and a lifetime more, await you in the Handbook … Continue reading

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HBW Alive newsletter – #14, August 2015


Do you know what a Scaly-breasted Wren-Babbler sounds like?  I do. Have you ever watched a Harpy Eagle feeding on the ground?  I have. Did you know that Oriental Honey-Buzzards rely greatly on olfaction to find food or that the … Continue reading

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HBW Alive – No. 11, May 2015


From the May 2015 newsletter of the Handbook of Birds of the World . . . Species Plates The Species Plates form one of HBW Alive’s most powerful tools, allowing you to explore the colour plates of all the bird … Continue reading

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HBW Alive newsletter – Feb. 2015


It’s really hard to decide what to feature to advertise the extraordinary content in the Handbook of the Birds of the World, but I’ll try.

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Greater Sooty-Owl from Handbook of the Birds of the World


Of all the reasons to visit Australia, this one might not be high on the list.  It should be though, because barn owls are totally cool.  Check out the Greater Sooty-Owl, brought to you by HBW Alive.

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Birds Alive – the new Handbook of the Birds of the World Newsletter


Wow!  Rarely have I seen a single source with more fascinating content on the birds of the world than the new Birds Alive newsletter. In addition to the latest news on critically endangered birds, newly described species, and exciting new … Continue reading

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Handbook of the Birds of the World – newsletter #5


HBW Alive, #5, is now live! In addition to the spectacular Scarlet-belted Barbet, you can learn about the influence of neonicotinoids on birds, read about the newly described Cryptic Treehunter, watch video of the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, and much more.

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Handbook of the Birds of the World newsletter #4 – June 2014


HBW Alive #4. Special features include a recording of the otherwordly hoots of the endangered Japanese Night-Heron. There is also a cool video clip of Sri Lankan Junglefowl (screencap below). In the news, a Bermuda Petrel was recently spotted off … Continue reading

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Handbook of Birds of the World Alive – update.


Here’s the latest update to the Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, from #3, April 2014.  There are audio, photographic, and video updates as well.  Here’s a quick sample:  

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Schlegel’s Asity – so this creature exists!


In Oct. 2012, Frederic Pelsy photographed this stunning Schlegel’s Asity at Ankarafantsika National Park, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar.  To learn more about spectacular creatures like this, you need to subscribe to the Handbook of the Birds of the World – Alive!  … Continue reading

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