Encyclopedia about birds extended

In the library collections is the encyclopedia Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW), a work about the world's bird species. There is an ongoing project, The Internet Bird Collection (IBC), where ornithologists worldwide can contribute information to the digital version of the encyclopedia.

In order to increase knowledge of bird species, birdwatchers are now able to contribute materials to a dedicated website, such as photos and sound recordings. The information is partly freely available via the website:Handbook of the Birds of the WorldThe Internet Bird Collection is sponsored by the project that publisher Lynx Edicions is holding: Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (an electronic version of the printed reference work available in the Umeå University Library's collections and HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.Internet Bird Collection