Welcome to the Neotropical Bird Club

The Neotropical Bird Club is an international organisation for birders and ornithologists interested in the birds of the Neotropics (Middle & South America and the Caribbean). The NBC has been helping to conserve the birds of the Neotropics since 1994.  The NBC carries out various activities and the pages of this website describe them in detail.  A full description of the NBC’s activities can be found on the About NBC page, but for those who prefer to skip straight to the main pages, our publications Cotinga and Neotropical Birding are described on the NBC publications page, and our conservation work is described here: Conservation. Having learned about what we do we hope you’ll decide to join the NBC and details of how to do so are described on the Join & Support page. The NBC’s corporate members are shown in the column to the right and we thank them for their support.

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Here are our latest journals. Click on the covers to see the table of contents:

NB20 March 2017

Neotropical Birding 20 March 2017

Cotinga 39 September 2017

Neotropical Birding 21 September 2017

To view Cotinga online 39 click here

Forthcoming trip: NBC Fundraiser – “Colombia-Lost & Found”- runs from 7 to 23 January 2019 (in-country). To be led by Forrest Rowland of NBC Corporate Supporter Rockjumper Birding Tours, we’ll focus on birds recently discovered or rediscovered as a result of the opening up of remoter parts of Colombia. Targets include Sooty-capped Puffbird, Indigo-winged Parrot & Baudo Oropendola plus the birds of Perija including the Brush Finch, Metaltail, & Thistletail. A 6-day post-tour extension takes in the little-visited but bird-rich Mitu area. For details please click here…

NBC goes digital – From 2018 members will have the option to receive their publications in digital format. Full details of new memberships rates are here. Printed copies of both publications will continue to be available as many of our members have said they prefer this option. However, members joining using our special reduced Regional Membership rate will only receive digital copies.

NBC Code of PracticeOur guide to good behaviour in the field : In line with the other regional bird clubs ABC and OBC we are proud to publish our own code of practice. We hope that members will adopt this when in the field.  It  is envisaged that the code will be updated from time to time so please let us know if you have any comments. Remember the welfare of the birds come first.

Forthcoming trip:  the 2018 NBC Fundraiser will be to Central Mexico from 8 to 23 April led by Michael Carmody of Legacy Tours.  The tour –entitled “Mexico’s Better Endemics”- will focus on five unique endemic bird zones from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico. Targets include Long-tailed Wood-Partridge, Short-crested Coquette, White-tailed Hummingbird, Wagler’s Toucanet, White-throated Jay, Red-headed Tanager and many more! For details of the tour & a detailed itinerary please click here.

Huge thanks to Birding Ecotours  – We are delighted to report that NBC’s 2017 Fundraiser to Northern Costa Rica generated over $3,000 for the Club’s conservation projects. Many thanks to Chris Lotz at Birding Ecotours for offering to operate the tour, Andy Walker for leading this successful trip and the participants for generously donating to the Club. The trip took in the lowlands of the Caribbean slope, the dry forests of Guanacaste and the stunning cloud forest of Monteverde.

Free publications: Issues 1-32 of Cotinga are now available for free download via this website. The NBC is grateful to Steve Smith for creating digital copies of the first 19 volumes of the journal. Click here: Cotinga 1-32

The photographs on this website were taken by David Fisher and Alex Lees, unless otherwise credited.

El Neotropical Bird Club (NBC) es una organización internacional creada para los observadores de aves y ornitólogos interesados en las aves que se distribuyen en el Neotrópico (Meso, Sur América y el Caribe). El NBC ha contribuido a la conservación de las aves del Neotrópico desde 1994. El Club lleva a cabo diversas actividades y las pestañas de este sitio web las describen en detalle. Un retrato completo de las actividades de la NBC se puede encontrar en la pestaña llamada Acerca del NBC, pero para aquellos que prefieren pasar directamente a las páginas principales, nuestras revistas Cotinga y Neotropical Birding se describen en la pestaña de publicaciones del NBC, y nuestro trabajo de conservación se describe en Conservación. Una vez que ha conocido acerca de lo que hacemos esperamos que decida unirse al NBC, los detalles de cómo hacerlo se describen en la pestaña Únete y Apoya. Los miembros corporativos del NBC se muestran en la columna a la derecha y les agradecemos por su apoyo.