Our vision is to create a network of Internet systems that provides a platform for the collection, storage and retrieval of bird observations worldwide.
Developed as a global 'family' of databases, each country has its own system linked to the map portal at www.worldbirds.org. This portal allows you to choose a country and submit your bird observations, so making a valuable contribution to bird conservation on a local, national and international scale.
Broadly accessible and with a strong community structure, this global initiative, brought to you by BirdLife International, the RSPB and Audubon, will establish a vast source of bird and environmental information generated by general birdwatchers and professionals alike.
Over time, more countries will be brought on-line as BirdLife partners implement new systems, leading to better coverage. Some of these databases will be developed independently, but many will be based on a core system, developed with the intention of bringing on-line as many countries as possible quickly and with minimal expense.