This page contains a number of links which members of the club might find useful. Please bear in mind that the sites to which the links connect are nothing to do with the NBC and the club has no control over them or their content.

Sound recordings

A useful source for recordings of the vocalisations of Neotropical birds is Xeno-canto, which when it was first set up only covered Neotropical species, but now covers the whole world. Sound recordings can be listened to on the site, or downloaded: Xeno-canto

Another useful source is the Macaulay Library of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. This contains a vast archive of Neotropical sound recordings: Macaulay Library

Photographs and videos

Lynx, the publisher of The Handbook of the Birds of the World and other titles, runs a superb website called The Internet Bird Collection which holds hundreds of thousands of photographs and videos of thousands of Neotropical species: The Internet Bird Collection

Species lists

The website of the South American Classification Committee (SACC) offers a full list of the birds of South America following a democratically determined taxonomy. In addition it also offers full species lists for every South American country: SACC

The website of the American Ornithologists Union includes a page dedicated to the work of its North American Classification Committee (NACC) which maintains an up-to-date list of the birds of North and Middle America. This is available for download free of charge: NACC

Trip reports

The website of Cloudbirders offers a geographical index to hundreds of trip reports about visits to Neotropical countries: Cloudbirders

Information about Neotropical Birds

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology runs a website devoted to Neotropical birds with pages of information on many species, including photographs and sounds.  This wonderful resource can be accessed here: Neotropical Birds

Discussion groups

NEOORN is an email bulletin board devoted to disseminating information on the biology of Neotropical birds. Its primary purpose is to improve communication among those working on Neotropical birds. NEOORN is open to anyone interested in Neotropical birds: NEOORN

Other organisations

The Neotropical Ornithological Society (NOS) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the scientific study of birds and their habitats in the Neotropical Region.  On its website it gives a long list of links to organisations within the Neotropics that are bird-related: NOS resources list