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Mission Statement.

WorldBirds aims to encourage the conservation of all species but with an emphasis on birds. No species can be protected without protecting the environment and all other natural species that should be there.

We aim to promote the wonder of birds, their beauty, grace and intelligence,  In saving wildlife we may save ourselves.

We aim to provide photos, videos, sound recordings and data about all species & sub-species.

We will standardise all lists using IOC data.

The web site will remain free to use & will remain a non-profit making organisation.

The copyright of photos, video and sound recordings used on the web site remain the property of the photographer, cameraman & sound recordist. Once used photos etc will not be removed from the site, they are archived and will remain on public view.




Arkive for photos, picture gallery, sound recordings, video and bird data, checklists etc. Field guide images of over 9,000 species. Checklists covering all bird species and most of the worlds countries.

2008 Worldbirds all rights reserved   Copy-right belongs to individual photographers

Sound recordings by XENO-CANTO are covered by creative commons Copy-right (CC)


01/03/2008 0000000

25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



Maps from Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites


01/01/2009 151,000

01/10/2010 562,291

24/09/2012 1,000,000


Credits Some of the maps, data, are from               Data from Avibase