Lost Birds
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Black-browed Babbler © Boas Emmanuel

Welcome to the Search for Lost Birds

Around the world, more than 120 species of birds have not been documented in the last decade. Can you help us find them?

Explore the world's Lost Birds

See which Lost Birds are near you and sort the list by date, region, taxonomy, and conservation status.

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Latest News

Catch up on the latest news and stories about Lost Birds from around the world

About the Search for Lost Birds

We strive to understand and promote species of birds that are currently ‘lost’, meaning that at least 10 years have passed since they were last confirmed by photographs, sound recordings, or physical documentation. The Search for Lost Birds is a global partnership between American Bird Conservancy, Re:wild, and BirdLife International.

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