[Tweeters] Neotropical Birds Online (fwd)

Ian Paulsen birdbooker at zipcon.net
Wed Mar 4 10:29:10 PST 2009

For those who like the Cornell on-line BONA website, here's one for
Neotropical Birds, and it's FREE!


Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
" Which just goes to show that a
passion for books is extremely unhealthy."
from Cornelia Funke's "Inkheart".

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 12:47:37 -0500
From: Tom Schulenberg <tss62 at CORNELL.EDU>
Reply-To: Bulletin Board for Ornithologists working with Neotropical Birds
Subject: [NEOORN-L] Neotropical Birds Online

Stefan Woltmann wrote (7 January 2009):

> ... And I would add that we are still a long way from

> having anything like Bent's series for Neotropical birds....


That's right, we are a long way from having a comprehensive series
of natural history accounts for Neotropical birds.

But, we can change that. Working together, we might get there a
whole lot faster than you might think.

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology is pleased to announce the
launch of Neotropical Birds Online
(http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/home). Neotropical Birds
Online is similar to the familiar Birds of North America series
(http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna), but one important difference is that
Neotropical Birds will be free - no subscription fees!

The scope of Neotropical Birds Online is all bird species that
regularly occur in the Neotropics, from Mexico and the Caribbean south
to southernmost South America. The emphasis is on species that breed
within this region, but the eventual goal is to provide accounts for all
species that regularly occur within this region.

Each account on Neotropical Birds Online is a separate online
publication. Full credit is given to the author, or collaborating team
of authors, for each species account. The online format allows authors
to revise their accounts to keep pace with new research. This format
also allows us to incorporate other media into the species accounts, and
to link to related resources elsewhere on the web. This is a
collaborative project: Neotropical Birds Online not only is for
researchers, birders, and managers who are interested in birds of the
neotropics, but it also will be *created* by that community of specialists.

We are launching this with only a few completed species accounts,
although more will be going online very soon. But for this project to
succeed, it will need support from the NEOORN community, and from other
researchers working in the neotropics. You can contribute to Neotropical
Birds Online not only through authoring a species account, but also by
providing photographic images, sound or video tape recordings; learn
more about how to contribute


Thomas S. Schulenberg
Research Associate
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca NY 14850

voice: 607.254.1113
email: tss62 at cornell.edu

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