Birding the Strait is a company founded by Javi Elorriaga and Yeray Seminario, bilingual ornithologists turned nature guides. We have extensive experience in ornithology, nature conservation and wildlife photography. We are local birders, based in Tarifa, Strait of Gibraltar. We share a passion for birds, wildlife photography and life-long learners who are curious about the year-round migration between Europe and Africa. We strive enthusiastically to make every trip a most rewarding experience.
eBird is available throughout the world. In addition to the core eBird site we have several regional portals, which are managed by local partners and provide local information and birding expertise. When visiting a region or planning a visit to that region, we encourage you to check these sites. These applications are fully integrated so when you enter records into eBird, they immediately show up in each portal (and vice versa).
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A nonprofit membership institution that interprets and conserves the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. Founded in 1915 by pioneering ornithologist Dr. Arthur A. Allen, the Lab continues to build on “Doc” Allen’s recognition of the significant contribution that bird watchers can make to ornithology by providing unique opportunities for birders to participate in hands-on science and conservation efforts.
Dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Our growing network of community-based Audubon Centers, grass roots science programs for bird enthusiasts, and advocacy on behalf of ecosystems sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
The NSF initiates and supports scientific research and programs to strengthen scientific research potential, and also supports education programs at all levels. The material on this web site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0087760. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Wolf Creek Charitable Foundation
The mission of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, prescribed by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Alaska, is to manage, protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of Alaska. The complementary mission of the Division of Wildlife Conservation is to conserve and enhance Alaska?s wildlife and habitats and provide for a wide range of public uses and in recognition that wildlife as a public trust belongs to all Alaskans.
The MSTP finances research, provides infrastructure, promotes the link between the academic and product systems, and disseminates knowledge produced by scientific-technological work and its applications in society.
The National System of Biological Data (SNDB) is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation and the Inter-institutional Council of Science and Technology ( CICyT ) framed within the Great Instruments and Databases Program.
The SNDB’s mission is to create a unified database of biological information, based on taxonomic, ecological, cartographic, bibliographic, ethnobiological, and to use and catalog data on natural resources and other related topics.
The Association of Naturalists of the Southeast, ANSE , is a non-profit, independent and independent social organization. Its purposes are the sharing, study and defense of nature and the environment in the southeast of Spain. ANSE was founded in 1973, making it the oldest ecological and naturalist association in Murcia and Alicante, and the fourth in Spain.
The mission of Audubon Alaska is to conserve Alaska’s natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.
The society’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity in Pennsylvania.
The society is dedicated to the preservation and protection of birds and other wildlife; to education and appreciation of the natural world; and to effective wildlife and habitat conservation practices.
For more than 100 years, Audubon Vermont has protected birds, wildlife and their habitat through engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, stewardship and action.
Our programs include the Forest Bird Initiative, the Champlain Valley Bird Initiative, and the Green Mountain Audubon Center, a 255-acre Important Bird Area and education facility in Huntington, Vermont.
We engage more than 6,000 people annually in conservation education programs. We work with more than 400 land owners, covering over 300,000 acres. Our efforts increase the population of threatened species in Vermont, including the Common Tern, the Peregrine Falcon and the Bald Eagle.
Aves Argentinas’ mission is the the conservation of wild birds and their habitats. Its vision is to increase awareness about the importance of biodiversity conservation through advocacy, education, publicity and research, with special attention to birds which, as environmental indicators, help to improve our quality of life.
BCN is a coalition organization whose current members are 19 bird clubs, Audubon groups, ornithological societies and other conservation organizations located primarily in the Chicago metropolitan area. The members of our member groups aggregate in excess of 40,000 people. BCN’s mission is the conservation of birds and the habitats they need to survive. There is no full time staff; BCN’s board is made up of volunteer representatives from the member groups who carry out the needed work.
BCN aims to document the distribution and abundance of Indian birds, from the finest scale (eg, within a city) to the largest(across the country). Through the collection of information on birds across seasons and years, BCN hopes to enable a better understanding of seasonal patterns of movement of birds, and to monitor changes in distribution and abundance of birds over long periods. BCN tries to meet these goals by conducting periodic bird events and activities; by offering support and resources to birding groups conducting their own events; and by putting together useful information on bird monitoring.
Birds Canada is a non-profit, charitable organization built on the enthusiastic contributions of thousands of caring members and volunteer Citizen Scientists. Their mission is to conserve wild birds through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement and science-based advocacy.
BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
Birding Canarias is a company with a spirit of environmental organization that aims to conserve the fragile biodiversity of the Canary Islands. For this purpose, it has an important group of collaborators that develop information and share actions on natural values, work to conserve of species and habitats, conduct research on ecology and population status, develop cooperative programs with local populations in North-West Africa, and engage with citizens.
BirdsCaribbean, formerly The Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB), is a nonprofit membership organization working to conserve the birds of the Caribbean and their habitats through research, education, conservation action and capacity building. Founded in 1988, BirdsCaribbean is the largest single bird conservation organization in the Greater Caribbean region, including Bermuda, the Bahamas and all islands within the Caribbean basin.
The overarching goal of BirdsCaribbean is to increase the capacity of Caribbean ornithologists, resource managers, conservation organizations, institutions, and local citizens to conserve the birds of the Caribbean and their habitats. We aim to achieve this by 1) developing regional conservation projects, activities, and materials that facilitate local research, management, conservation, education and outreach, and 2) Building networks and partnerships with local, national and international organizations and institutions that share our bird conservation goals.
BirdsCaribbean holds a week-long biennial meeting, has a number of active Working Groups and publishes The Journal of Caribbean Ornithology and two bi-annual newsletters. With assistance from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, BirdsCaribbean also sponsors the publication of local bird field guides. The society works to raise public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the value of the region’s many endemic bird species and their habitats through two flagship programs: the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF) and the West Indian Whistling-Duck (WIWD) and Wetlands Conservation Project. BirdsCaribbean also raises awareness about migratory birds through celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. To learn more, visit www.birdscaribbean.org.
Birds New Zealand is committed to the study of birds and their habitat use within New Zealand through encouraging members and organising projects and schemes. Activities are organised at both, national and regional level, with 20 regions providing a local network for members to engage in bird studies. We promote the recording and wide circulation of the results of bird studies and observations through the production of a scientific journal and other publications promoting birds in New Zealand. Birds New Zealand seeks to assist the conservation and management of birds by providing information, from which sound management decisions can be derived.
The mission of the Birds of Vermont Museum is to provide education, to nurture an appreciation of the environment, and to study birds and their habitats using woodcarvings and other museum resources.
Caja Navarra Banking Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation, which aims to promote the social, economic, and cultural progress of Navarra.
The vision of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) is to be the world’s leading research centre for solving environmental management problems and for evaluating the outcomes of environmental actions.
We will benefit environmental science, policy and management across Australia and around the world by solving complex problems of environmental management and monitoring in a rapidly changing and uncertain world.
The Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is the leading wildlife research organization in Texas and one of the finest in the nation. Established in 1981 by a grant from the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, the Institute operates as a nonprofit organization and depends financially upon private contributions and faculty grantsmanship. Our mission is to provide science-based information for enhancing the conservation and management of wildlife in South Texas and related environment.
The mission of the Chilean Ministry of the Environment is to lead sustainable development through the generation of efficient public policies and regulations and promoting good practices and improving citizen environmental education.
CWBF is a public welfare association filed by the Ministry of the Interior to bring together volunteers who care for the natural environment. Through the following purposes and tasks, they aim to provide good quality of life today, and leave natural beauty for future generations: appreciate, study and conserve wild birds and their habitats; promote the concept of protecting the natural environment; accept the various measures for the protection of wild birds, such as education, publicity, the establishment and management of protected areas; published research reports of wild birds and related books and materials; participate in international conferences, exchange visits with international conservation groups and enhance the image of conservation in our country.
An Inter-Ministerial Commission mainly dedicated to: conform and keep updated the National System of Biodiversity Information (SNIB); support projects and studies focused on the knowledge and sustainable use of biodiversity; advise governmental institutions and other sectors; undertake special projects; share the knowledge of biological diversity; follow up of international agreements related to biodiversity, and provide services to the public.
The mission of the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) is to contribute to the sustainable management of native forests, xerophytic formations and forest plantations through by promoting awareness, control of forest-environmental legislation and the protection of vegetational resources, and the conservation of biological diversity through the National System of Protected Wild Areas, for the benefit of society.
Doğa is the partner of BirdLife International in Turkey and its work is driven by the demand to take action to sustain biodiversity. Our mission is to defend the rights of nature in all its forms including all its processes, which are necessary for persistence of life on earth.
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation promotes private giving for the public good. By fostering generosity, civic engagement and inclusiveness, they strive to be a catalyst in regional philanthropy.
The EBCC is an association of like-minded expert ornithologists cooperating in a range of ways to improve bird monitoring and atlas work and thereby inform and improve the management and conservation of birds populations in Europe.
The purpose of EBP is to establish a European data repository based on aggregated data from online bird recording portals from across Europe.
The SGO was founded for the purposes of the scientific study and the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in Galicia. In addition, it tries to promote among the citizens the knowledge, appreciation and respect of birds and nature in general.
The SCN Gorosti aim to know the nature of Navarra in order to preserve it.
GREFA (Group of Rehabilitation of the Native Fauna and its Habitat) is a non-governmental non-profit organization, started in 1981 as an association for the study and conservation of nature. It is formed by people sensitive to certain human activities that cause the deterioration and destruction of part of our natural environment.
GUYRA PARAGUAY is a non-profit civil society organization that works to defend and protect Paraguay’s biological diversity and the organized action of the population to ensure the necessary living space for future generations and that future generations can meet representative samples of the natural wealth of Paraguay.
Houston Audubon is a financially independent 501(c)(3) charitable conservation organization registered in the state of Texas. Their 10-year strategic vision and priorities through 2023 states:
“The flight and song we nurture today defines the quality of life and sense of place we share tomorrow. Houston Audubon aims to inspire a culture of conservation and a way of life that allows us to thrive in harmony with nature. Our vision is the creation of a healthier, more beautiful place to live by leading and nurturing a community that values and supports birds.”
Itsas Enara Ornitologia Elkartea is a non-profit association that brings together people of all ages, professions and ideologies who share their passion for birds. The objective of the group is to study, disseminate and conserve the birds and their Gipuzkoan ecosystems. Itsas Enara OE was formed in 1992 by the union of the members of the marine mammals and birds section of the Oceanographic Society of Gipuzkoa and the Motacilla ornithology group, with the clear aim of fighting for the conservation of the Gipuzkoan wetlands.
The James E. Dutton Foundation will make grants to organizations for programs which benefit wildlife, animal causes, the environment, and natural resources. In general, the Foundation will support those endeavors that provide care for wildlife and animals, provide animal rescue and/or shelter, enhance wildlife populations through habitat conservation, improvement, and/or restoration, land management, public awareness, and education.
The Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) advances bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California. Conducting scientific studies to monitor and inventory bird populations, KBO contributes to Partners in Flight?s efforts to keep common birds common. KBO reaches out to local communities and schools through classroom and field visits, camps, bird walks and talks, visits to ecological monitoring stations, and community events. KBO expands the effectiveness and scope of its science and education programs through collaboration with an array of partners.
The Lonely Birder website features information on wild places of interest to the birdwatcher in Spain and the rest of the world, and establishments that can make any birdwatching trip easier and more comfortable.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) preserves, protects, and enhances the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the state. Established in 1880 to protect big game populations, MDIFW has since evolved in scope to include protection and management of fish, non-game wildlife, and habitats, as well as restoration of endangered species like the bald eagle.
A nonprofit membership organization based in coastal Massachusetts. Its mission is to conserve natural resources for the benefit of wildlife and human populations. Through research and collaboration, Manomet builds science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems.
Mary F. Donald and the Arthur J. Donald Family Foundation
The Massachusetts Audubon Society is the largest conservation organization in New England, concentrating its efforts on protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Mass Audubon protects more than 30,000 acres of conservation land, conducts educational programs for 250,000 children and adults annually, and advocates for sound environmental policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Established in 1896 and supported by 65,000 member households, Mass Audubon maintains 43 wildlife sanctuaries that are open to the public and serve as the base for its conservation, education, and advocacy work across the state.
The mission of the MDC is to protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state; to facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.
The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin provides sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and public lands, while helping citizens connect with Wisconsin’s unique natural places.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
NABCI aims to ensure that populations and habitats of North America’s birds are protected, restored and enhanced through coordinated efforts at international, national, regional and local levels guided by sound science and effective management. It is designed to increase the effectiveness of existing and new initiatives through: Effective coordination; building on existing regional partnerships, such as the Joint Ventures; and
fostering greater cooperation among the nations and the peoples of the continent.
Founded in 1914 with an original focus on protecting and restoring migratory bird populations decimated by hunting and collection in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, today’s NH Audubon provides: environmental education programs throughout the state; statewide conservation research and wildlife monitoring; protection of nearly 8,000 acres of wildlife habitat in 38 sanctuaries; environmental public policy and science-based advocacy.
The New Jersey Audubon Society is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, New Jersey Audubon has no connection with the National Audubon Society.
New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey’s citizens; protects New Jersey’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey’s valuable natural habitats.
The North Branch Nature Center (NBNC) had its start in 1996 as part of Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS). Since that time, NBNC has undergone many changes, but educating about the natural world has been the driving force of the Nature Center from its inception. In 2006, NBNC spun off from VINS to become an independent nonprofit organization. Today the North Branch Nature Center is thriving and offers many benefits to the community.
The mission of ODFW is to protect and enhance Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
Para la Naturaleza brings together every person who wants a sustainable future for Puerto Rico, where our children can grow up in habitable cities, swim in the crystal-clear waters of our rivers and feed themselves off the land.
The PGC ‘s mission is to manage Pennsylvania’s wild birds, wild mammals, and their habitats for current and future generations
The PSO is a group of birders from across the commonwealth devoted to birding and wild bird conservation. Their members range from neophyte birders to professional ornithologists. All are welcome!
The mission of Point Blue Conservation Science (founded as Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1965) is dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach.
SPEA’s mission is to work towards the study and the conservation of wild birds and their habitats by promoting sustainable development for the benefit of the future generations.
PUC-Rio was the first private higher education institution in the country, created by the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1940 by Cardinal D. Sebastião Leme and Father Leonel Franca S.J.
Puerto Rican Ornithological Society
The Puerto Rican Ornithological Society, Inc. (SOPI) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of birds in Puerto Rico. Established in 1995, it is widely respected as a specialist resource for the conservation of Puerto Rico’s birds and biodiversity. SOPI has a Board of Directors and a membership that comprises ornithologists, university professors, and volunteers dedicated to the success of the organization and its activities.
Founded in 1981, the QuébecOiseaux (previously Regroupement QuébecOiseaux) is a non-profit organization that brings together and represents individuals and organizations interested in the study, observation and protection of birds of Quebec. It groups Quebec birdwatching clubs and societies, individual members, and affiliated organizations. Its objectives are: to promote the development of ornithological leisure, promote the study of birds and ensure their protection and that of their habitats.
The Bird and Wildlife Watching Network of Chile , or simply the ROC , is a non-profit, naturalist organization whose main objective is the protection of birds and nature in Chile.
SAVE Brasil strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
SEO/BirdLife has been working on the conservation of birds and their habitats since it was founded in 1954, conducting scientific studies, disseminating knowledge, performing activities related to international cooperation and developing environmental programs with volunteers.
The TPWD’s mission is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The Turkish Bird Records Committee was formed in 2015 as a co-owner of the Turkish eBird Portal, together with Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Doğa Derneği.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conserves, protects, and enhances fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.
Recognizing the importance of conserving migratory birds, the Congress of the United States passed the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (Act, or NMBCA) in 2000. The Act establishes a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean that promote the long-term conservation of Neotropical migratory birds and their habitats. The goals of the Act include perpetuating healthy populations of these birds, providing financial resources for bird conservation initiatives, and fostering international cooperation for such initiatives. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with assistance from an international Advisory Group, manages a grants program to implement the terms of this legislation.
In 1983, the service established the Wildlife Without Borders-Latin America and the Caribbean program to implement the Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere, and to provide expertise in wildlife and habitat conservation throughout the region. Recognizing the continuing acute shortage of training opportunities for career professionals in wildlife conservation and protected area management in the region. WWB-LAC continues to support capacity-building initiatives in ways that draw upon the experience, knowledge and expertise of current and past grantees, with a priority focus on protected areas and their buffer zones in ecosystems of global significance.
We are an innovative, independent research group dedicated to the understanding and conservation of birds and other wildlife. We bring 20 years of experience to our core mission of promoting conservation practices to benefit biodiversity. With a reach extending from northern New England through the Caribbean to South America, our work in wildlife research and population monitoring unites people and science for conservation.
The department’s mission is “the conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.” Other challenges include providing quality fish and wildlife-based recreation and reaching Vermonters with the best possible information about these resources.
The Virginia Audubon Council (VAC) is a coalition of the six Audubon chapters in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We exist to support chapter efforts and to address issues of common concern whether they be aligning chapter goals and objectives with National Audubon Society’s wider strategic plan or to address conservation issues in Virginia. Currently, the VAC is engaged in strengthening the Important Bird Area program in Virginia which consists of 20 IBAs comprising over 3.5 million acres of habitat and is also spearheading with the assistance of grants and fellowships a program to increase Wood Thrush populations in the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ mission is to:
Conserve and manage wildlife populations and habitat for the benefit of present and future generations.
Connect people to Virginia’s outdoors through boating, education, fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, and other wildlife-related activities.
Protect people and property by promoting safe outdoor experiences and managing human-wildlife conflicts.
The Virginia Society of Ornithology exists to encourage the systematic study of birds in Virginia, to stimulate interest in birds, and to assist the conservation of wildlife and other natural resources. All persons interested in those objectives are welcome as members. Present membership includes every level of interest, from professional scientific ornithologists to enthusiastic amateurs. The VSO is a 501(c)3 organization.
Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment is the only college specializing in natural resource education, research, and outreach in Virginia. Their departments and programs consistently rank among the top in the country. They have built upon our existing strengths to become an innovative leader in environmental and natural resource science, discovering and sharing the knowledge needed to sustainably manage our resources for future generations.
WDFWs mission is to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.
Since 1982, the We Energies Foundation (formerly Wisconsin Energy Foundation) has contributed financial support for the activities of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations in communities that are served by the company. The foundation is funded by stockholders of WEC Energy Group, the parent company.
The WGLBBO’s mission is to advance the conservation of birds and bats in Wisconsin and throughout the Western Great Lakes Region through coordinated research, monitoring, and education.
The vision of Wild Bird Club Malaysia is to see a country and region where nature and people live in greater harmony and more sustainably. Wild Bird Club Malaysia’s mission is to strive to conserve Malaysia’s unique birds and their habitats through promoting best practices for bird-watching and encouraging people to enjoy birds and value nature.
The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative is a cooperative partnership of over 150 different agencies, conservation groups, businesses, etc. designed to deliver the full spectrum of bird conservation emphasizing voluntary stewardship.
The WCBM Network is a comprehensive stakeholder collaboration designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of monitoring efforts by providing coordination, communications, technical and financial resources and recognition to members of the Wisconsin citizen-based monitoring community.
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) is dedicated to preserving and improving access to the natural and historic resources of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coasts. Since 1978, the program has worked cooperatively with state, local, and tribal government agencies and non-profit organizations to manage the ecological, economic, and aesthetic assets of the Great Lakes coastal areas.
The DNR is dedicated to working with the citizens and businesses of Wisconsin while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.
The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology was organized in 1939 to encourage the study of Wisconsin birds. The aims have since expanded to emphasize all of the many enjoyable aspects of birding and to support the research and habitat protection necessary to preserve Wisconsin birdlife. WSO strives to alert members and the public to situations and practices that threaten Wisconsin’s bird populations.
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