Javan Banded Pitta, James Eaton

Javan Banded-Pitta Hydronris guajanus

10,013 species
Crested Bunting, Lars Petersson

Crested Bunting Emberiza lathami

Top photo contributors Photos Species
1 Lars Petersson 11,105 4,427
2 Josep del Hoyo 11,036 4,128
3 Holger Teichmann 7,718 3,251
4 Lukasz Pulawski 5,861 880
5 Stanislav Harvančík 5,677 1,068
6 Shantilal Varu 5,472 373
7 Rajubhai Patel 4,617 263
8 Éric Roualet 4,053 883
9 Ken Havard 3,732 2,819
10 Antonio Rodriguez Sinovas 3,368 619
6,196 species
Giant Coua, Holger Teichmann

Giant Coua Coua gigas

Top audio contributors Recordings Species
1 Josep del Hoyo 4,239 2,217
2 Éric Roualet 1,122 449
3 Nicholas Talbot 1,113 512
4 Phil Gregory 897 613
5 Niels Poul Dreyer 827 660
6 Joe Angseesing 631 498
7 Nick Athanas 472 460
8 Hervé Jacob 433 323
9 Alok Tewari 373 193
10 Desmond Allen 357 331
8,860 species
Red-throated Loon, Josep del Hoyo

Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata

Top video contributors Videos Species
1 Josep del Hoyo 36,293 5,549
2 Pieter de Groot Boersma 7,913 2,334
3 Martin Kennewell 6,599 2,691
4 Juan Sanabria 6,200 1,651
5 Greg Baker 5,614 2,497
6 Jesús Laborda 3,939 217
7 Keith Blomerley 3,359 2,357
8 Yoël Jimenez 2,987 1,807
9 Daniêl Jimenez 2,808 1,790
10 Éric Roualet 2,675 664

About eBird and Macaulay Library

About the IBC collection

In 2002, Josep del Hoyo founded the Internet Bird Collection as a collective project with two goals: to document all of the world’s birds through videos, photos, or audio recordings; and to capture as much geographic variation and behavior as possible for every species. The global birding community responded to this initiative in an overwhelming way, building a valuable multimedia resource for birders, ornithologists, and conservationists.

Thanks to the efforts of 4,300+ contributors, the Internet Bird Collection now contains over 460,000 pieces of media, representing more than 96% of all the world’s birds! This includes over 300,000 photos of 10,000+ species and more than 20,000 audio recordings of nearly 7,000 species. But perhaps the greatest legacy of the Internet Bird Collection is the incredible effort that contributors have made to highlight avian behavior and diversity through videos. Led by Josep del Hoyo, who has personally documented more than 5,628 species with his 35,000 videos, the IBC community has captured video of more than 9,200 species, or 85% of all the world’s birds.

The Internet Bird Collection now has a new home at the Macaulay Library, where it will be permanently preserved for future generations. The Macaulay Library welcomes the IBC community to the Cornell Lab, where we share a passion for observing, documenting, and conserving the world’s birds!