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

Cotinga38 September 2016

Cotinga 38 September 2016

NB19 September 2016

Neotropical Birding 19 September 2016

To view Cotinga online 39 click here

NBC Summer meeting & AGM

Thursday 13 July 2017 – Brazilian Embassy, 14-16 Cockspur Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5BL

The club will be holding an evening meeting at the Brazilian Embassy in central London on Thursday, 13 July.  The meeting will include two illustrated talks and the NBC AGM for 2017.  Rick Simpson will talk about the Endemic birds of Southeast Brazil and Alex Lees will give a talk entitled On the trail of the last new-to-science birds in the Eastern Amazon.

The doors will open at 18:00.  The meeting will start at 18:45 and finish by 21:00.

More details will be available shortly.

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.