The Ethno-ornithology World Atlas is a space for community-curated bird and ecological knowledge in many languages,
facilitating equitable partnerships between local experts, conservationists, and researchers

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EWA Resources
Category
Other (use keywords), Visual/ material/ movement arts, Historical
Summary
Follow this link for bird paintings by Edward Lear.
Zambian-Ornithological-Society.jpg
Community
People + Birds Around the World
Category
Africa, Threats, Stewardship, Stories, Symbolisms, Personal narratives, Ontology, Omens/ augury/ harbingers/ messengers
Summary
Links to an article from Lusaka Voice
Summary
Open-sourced illustrations, photographs, distribution maps, bird identification help and other resources you might use when you create an entry
Term
tho tapyn posyrt
Translation
Gavilán de estero, Black-collared Hawk
Term
pemy yentu
Translation
Ñandú, Greater rhea
Term
oho oho
Translation
Mirasol grande, Pinnated Bittern
Term
mahamá dosh posyr
Translation
Atí, Large-billed Tern
Term
kâr morak
Translation
Garza blanca, Great White Heron
Term
hoî - hoî
Translation
Martineta, Quebracho Crested-Tinamou
Term
chirikot, chirikhote
Translation
Saracura, Slaty-breasted Wood Rail
Summary
In many places around the world, birds are seen and related to as people. This can take a lot of different forms. This collection explores birds that used to be people, have an aspect or spirit form that is human-like, are related to as if human, etc.
Term
coichigác
Translation
Garza bruja, Black-crowned Night Heron
BlackneckedCraneFestivalinPhobjikhaBhutan_photo_2019-11-11_151826.jpg
Community
People + Birds Around the World, Druk Bja Tshering
Category
Culture, Sacred/ divine/ spirit world, Material culture, Ceremonial/ ritual
Summary
This festival is hosted in November and welcomes the widely referenced heavenly and sacred species into the Kingdom
Ngoñapisode pa'i puku image
Community
People + Birds Around the World
Category
South America
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Community
People + Birds Around the World
Category
Bibliographic reference, South America, Southeast Asia, Oceania, North America, Meso-america, Global, Europe, Asia, Africa, Markers of environ. change, Conservation, Stewardship, Bird song & calls, Behavioural observations, Phenology/ seasonality, Relations w/ other life & landscape, Ontology, Omens/ augury/ harbingers/ messengers
Summary
Online supplemental materials for the article Wyndham and Park 2018, published by the Journal of Ethnobiology
Community
EWA Resources
Category
Phenology/ seasonality, Expressions/ sayings, Names, Omens/ augury/ harbingers/ messengers, Teachings, Europe
Summary
These posters are part of a BirdWords series called "Birds That Tell People Things" -- eventually, there will be several for various languages worldwide. We share these printable and editable birdword posters for your use.
Community
People + Birds Around the World, Cahow Community
Category
Oceania, Eggs & nests, Markers of environ. change, Conservation, Success stories, Stewardship, Lessons learned, Crucial habitat threats/ needs, Stories, Proper conduct, Personal narratives, Oral histories, Historical
Summary
As a schoolboy on Bermuda in 1951 David Wingate was invited on an ornithological expedition. In these recordings he describes how they rediscovered the Cahow, or Bermuda Petrel, previously thought extinct for 300 years.
Term
jaató
Translation
Tapicurú, Green ibis
Term
joñamami
Translation
Caburé, Ferrugineous Pygmy-owl
Term
jnê jnê
Translation
Aratinga ojiblanco, Loro, White-eyed Parakeet
Term
jútungu
Translation
Bienteveo, Cristofue, Great Kiskadee
Term
orojoi
Translation
Ñandú, Rhea
Term
péjê
Translation
Boyero amarillo, Golden-winged Cacique
Term
quiáquia
Translation
Carancho, Southern Caracara