Birds of the Arc is an activity in the Arc. Players can try to find all sixteen birds listed in the Arc Journal Birds pages. There are two descriptions for each bird - one before sighting it and a different description after it has been found.
Players can get hints about bird locations from Odd Billy on Cyclosis. After discovering a new bird in the Arc, players will no longer have the option to inspect that type of bird again.
Some birds appear on certain islands at particular times, while others are drawn by player activities such as skilling. Birds are not instanced and they do not appear on the minimap. All skill-related birds can be spawned on the named Arc islands and on Uncharted Isles by participating in the corresponding activities. No matter the size of the voyage, there is about a 10% chance that players will encounter a bird, so short voyages are the most efficient when trying to find these birds.
Island specific birds spawn approximately every 30 minutes and stay active for ten minutes, and are synchronised across all worlds. They can spawn around :00 and :30 or :15 and :45 or somewhere inbetween (the exact spawn interval is not known).
- ^ Using a hammock to change the time of day does not work unless the claimed island already has an active Dusky Wigglebill spawn.
After spotting all the birds, players can speak to Odd Billy on Cyclosis to be rewarded with a pet bird named Iago. The player will also get a Completion Stamp on the home page of their Arc Journal.
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- patch 31 October 2016 (Update):
- After discovering a new bird on the Arc, you will no longer have the option to inspect them again.