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Bird of the day: Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Photo W.J.Daunicht 
White-lined Tanager
AVITOPIA displays a bird image for you, each day a different one. This way you can get to know the beauty and diversity of the birds worldwide - just by having a look at our website every day.

We recommend to create a bookmark in your browser for the bird of the day: www.avitopia.net/#botd - and you can start the day with a smile.


Call 1-click world map

The easiest way to get a bird guide from AVITOPIA is to call our 1-click-world-map. You only have to click once on a location of your interest and get immediately a bird guide for exactly this site.
You can study it without charge and obligation in the preview. If you like it, you can download it for a small price within minutes as a comfortable e-book (PDF or ePub).

Bird Guides for an Arbitrary Geoposition


To the best of our knowledge AVITOPIA is the only publisher of e-books that refer directly to geopositions anywhere on earth. You only need to enter the geographical coordinates (e.g. GPS) of the location of your interest. They may point to your current or previous home town or to a vacation destination where you want to go for something interesting. Or you want to make a unique gift to someone very special.

Please, enter the coordinates as decimal numbers including sign (i.e. minus for S and W).
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Bird Guides for Areas

Photo W.J.Daunicht 

Or try our search for area names. This way you can obtain very simply bird guide e-books for many interesting areas of the earth. If the name is not found with us, we recommend to determine the geographical coordinates with www.geonames.org. If you are successful, you may copy latitude and longitude (incl. °) instead of the name.


Bird Guides for each Country on Earth

Of course, with AVITOPIA you can get an e-book bird guide for each country on earth. It will be based on a recent status of our data base and image archive. And you can read e-books even without internet connection.
  Go: Bird Guides for each Country on Earth

Bird Guides for Islands

Islands are the quintessence of wanderlust and traveling. And in many cases they have a birdlife, as you cannot find anywhere else. When you lave an island or at least its birdlife, an eBook from AVITOPIA may be among those few books you would like to take with you to some lonely island.
  Go: Bird Guides for Islands

Customized Bird Guides

AVITOPIA offers you the full control over the search profile. With a few mouse clicks you can choose a secondary language from German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese, determine the content and the extent of illustration, define a taxonomic restriction, search for special plumages and activities and much more. You can even search for certain image authors, e.g. if you contributed to the image archive yourself.

If you opt for an e-book, you may select one of several formats, depending on whether you want to print it on your home printer, read on a screen or have produced a real book by "print-on-demand". The input of a dedication makes such an e-book a very personal gift.
And it is easier than it seems.
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If you are willing to refrain form illustrations, you can customize your checklist similarly to our bird guides. Not only the locality, but also languages and other attributes can be determined in a flexible manner. If you choose PDF as output format, the checkboxes are clickable (at least in Acrobat Reader) and the previous status can be overwritten anytime. Thus you can keep a personal checklist digitally over a longer period of time.
For you to try how the digital checklist works we offer you a free example .
To our customers who want to keep their complete lifelist digitally we recommend the Checklist of the Birds of Planet Earth .
  Go: Checklists


AVITOPIA introduces some bird species additionally in short HD-videos. If applicable, these have a sound track with the bird voice. Normally the videos can be watched in our channel on YouTube. Our digital bird guides are fitted with links to our videos.
  Go: Videos


Photo W.J.Daunicht 
Southern Black Flycatcher
It is always fascinating to study the faces of birds. Often eyes and bill are very characteristic, but sometimes it is possible thereby to identify a bird species in way, that can hardly be put into words.
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Drawing H.Groenvold 
Eurasian Reed Warbler
With AVITOPIA you can restrict your search to eggs. That may be interesting, if you want to learn more about the functioning of breeding parasitism.
  Go: Eggs


Photo W.J.Daunicht 
Common Chaffinch
It is amazing that nests of different species can be so distinct. With AVITOPIA you can get to know the various forms.
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Selection of a Family


The subdivision of the system of the birds into families is an important tool, to study the world of birds stepwise. It also helps with the identification of bird species.


Search for Bird Species by Name


If you like to get to know a certain bird species, you may enter a part of the species name here. This function is also capable of translations: you may choose one of 5 secondary languages in the preview. And you can check your translation referring to the latin name and an image of the bird.


National Birds

In many countries and even provinces birds have been elected to symbolize the country or province - just like a flag.
In some cases, e.g. India, according to the constitution the states are not allowed to have flags. Then the national birds in a way even replace flags. We show you the national birds of the earth - also those of the Indian states.
  Go: National Birds

Extinct Species

Drawing J.G.Keulemans 
Greater Koa-Finch
Because of bird hunting and destruction of biotopes bird species continue to become extinct. AVITOPIA fights for the avidiversity of earth and tries to keep the awareness up, how many birds have already gone away. Therefore we show you images of extinct birds, too.
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