Species search

Use the Quick search above to search for species based on their scientific name, common name, family, genus or common family name (eg. Hummingbirds).

To search for species based on the additional attributes below please click the + to the right of the appropriate section and tick the condition you wish to apply (leave blank to retrieve all species).

Note: Ticking more than one option for habitat, for example, retrieves species occurring in any or all of the habitats selected. However, adding conditions for several variables restricts the search. For example, choosing a habitat and a threat will only retrieve species occurring in that habitat and affected by that threat.
Include taxa that are either not recognised or under review by the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group?
Include vagrant/accidental, uncertain and introduced country/territory records (noting that may be incomplete)?
Global IUCN Red List Category 
Residential & commercial development
Housing & urban areas
Commercial & industrial areas
Tourism & recreation areas
Agriculture & aquaculture
Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Agro-industry farming
Annual & perennial non-timber crops
Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Small-holder farming
Wood & pulp plantations
Livestock farming & ranching
Marine & freshwater aquaculture
Energy production & mining
Oil & gas drilling
Mining & quarrying
Renewable energy
Transportation & service corridors
Roads & railroads
Utility & service lines
Shipping lanes
Flight paths
Biological resource use
Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals - Intentional use (species is the target)
Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals
Gathering terrestrial plants
Logging & wood harvesting
Logging & wood harvesting - Unintentional effects: (large scale) [harvest]
Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources
Human intrusions & disturbance
Recreational activities
War, civil unrest & military exercises
Work & other activities
Natural system modifications
Fire & fire suppression
Fire & fire suppression - Increase in fire frequency/intensity
Dams & water management/use
Other ecosystem modifications
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases
Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases
Invasive non-native/alien species/disease
Problematic native species/diseases
Problematic species/disease of unknown origin
Viral/prion-induced diseases
Diseases of unknown cause
Domestic & urban waste water
Industrial & military effluents
Agricultural & forestry effluents
Garbage & solid waste
Air-borne pollutants
Excess energy
Geological events
Climate change & severe weather
Habitat shifting & alteration
Temperature extremes
Storms & flooding
Other impacts
Artificial - aquatic
Artificial - terrestrial
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic)
Introduced vegetation
Marine Coastal/Supratidal
Marine Deep Ocean Floor (Benthic and Demersal)
Marine Intertidal
Marine Neritic (Nearshore Shelf)
Marine Oceanic
Rocky areas
Wetlands (inland)
Species type 
Seabirds Landbirds
Waterbirds (relevant to Ramsar Convention) Endemic to a single country when breeding
Species triggering Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) sites Migratory
Policy instruments and agreements 
Raptors MOU - Species listed under annex 1 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia