Acknowledgement

We would like to gratefully acknowledge various sources and persons we have consulted with in developing this Portal.

Many people have contributed their expertise, data, time and knowledge during various stage of this portal development. We are indebted to Aasheesh Pittie, Adesh Shivkar, Bikram Garewal, Dr. B. M. Parasharya, L. Shyamal, Yashodhan Bhatia, Lavkumar Khachar, Sharad Shridhar, Shashank Dalvi, and Sumit Sen.

We are also thankful to many wildlife photographers Clement Francis, Garurav kataria , Ramki Shreenivasan, Shashank Dalvi granting us use of their excellent photographs for this Portal.

We have studied public, open source, participatory communities like the Wikipedia, various global and regional biodiversity information sites like the EOL, GBIF, IBC, IBP, ToL, and uBio, and drawn guidance from these sites.
We are thankful to many global initiatives in Biodiversity Informatics, especially BHL and Internet Archive to provide valuable old literature on Indian Avian Fauna and GBIF to provide Museum Collection Records also IUCN and Birdlife International for providing various checklists and threat categorization data.

We are also thankful to Xeno-Canto, the community database of shared bird sounds from the whole world. for embedding calls of birds found in India.

Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Birdlife International www.birdlife.org
Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) www.eol.org
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) www.gbif.org
Internet Archive www.archive.org
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) www.iucn.org
India Biodiversity Portal (IBP) www.indiabiodiversity.org
Internet Bird Collection (IBC) www.ibc.lynxeds.com
Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) www.tolweb.org
Universal Biological Indexer and Organizer (uBio) www.ubio.org
Xeno-canto  www.xento-canto.org
We are grateful to Duleep Matthai Nature Conservation Trust, Anand for financial support and encouragement for the AVIS-IBIS Phase I Portal Development.

Lastly, we offer our regards to all of those who supported us in any respect during the completion of the portal.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith