If you are trying to post a sighting of a species but can't find the name of the species in the species list, then read further to find out why this may be happening.
Captive and Domestic Species
Birda is designed to post wild bird species. If you try to post a captive domestic or exotic bird species that is not native, then it will most likely not be in the species list. For more information, please see Posting of Captive and Domestic birds on Birda.
If the species is a non-native/introduced species and living wild, then it will probably be in Birda's species lists. It is important to log introduced species living in the wild so that researchers can monitor the species over time.
Birda supports IOC, Clements and Birdlife taxonomy and each taxonomy has differing opinions on some bird species. So, if you can't find a bird species you are looking for, it could be due to the taxonomy you are using not recognising the bird as a species but rather a subspecies of another species. For more information, take a look at the following support articles: 'Changing Your Taxonomy' and 'Taxonomy at Birda'.
The common names of bird species can differ on a country-by-country basis. For more information, take a look at the following support articles: What is a Species Language? and Changing your Species Language.
Tell us about Missing Species
If it looks like Birda is missing a species that should be in our species lists, please contact us via our support messenger.