Birding on the Internet
is a vast resource. Here are some sites that I have found useful, interesting,
or inspiring. Perhaps you will like them too. This list is not meant to
be all inclusive. It's only a sampling of the wide world of internet birding.
-- Diane Porter
Birding FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Great places to bird
to other birding sites
State, province, and local sites
Sites devoted to certain bird groups
Emergency help for birds
Special-purpose birding sites
Gateways to other
Resources on Ornithology
Chris Majka's web site includes several of his published, rather unusual,
articles on birds, and many links to other web sites.
If there is anAudubon Society chapter near you, this link will help you find it and get in contact with someone from that chapter.
Wings in Flight
A great starting point for whatever you want to know about birds. Excellent collection of links to every aspect of birding.
and local sites
from the North Coast
Birding around the Lake Erie shore, by Dick & Jean Hoffman, birders
in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. With a Cleveland area birding site guide,
the breeding birds of lake View Cemetery, local birding information, and
trip reports. Links to other Ohio birding resources and The Shorebird
Site created by Iowa birder Ann Johnson communicates the delights of watching
birds in Iowa. Find out about field trips, reporting your sightings, photo contest, birding hotspots, and much more.
Information about birding in the state of Maine, including a page about
puffins. Web site created by Paul Garrity.
Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO)
SABO has a mission: to preserve the diversity of birds and other species
in biologically rich Southeastern Arizona. In cooperation with government
agencies, other non-profit organizations, private landowners and local
businesses, SABO offers guided walks, local tours, hummingbird identification
workshops, and other classes to inform and inspire. The web site is designed
by SABO's co-founders, Tom Wood and Sheri Williamson.
Includes the official newsletter of the Seattle Audubon Society. Web site
created and maintained by Dan Victor.
Serving Washington state plus British Columbia. Web site created and maintained
by Dan Victor.
Sites devoted to
certain bird groups
A fine account of the Chimney Swift, avian insectivore. I hope many people
will visit this site and become inspired to help the Chimney Swift survive.
The best hummingbird web site I have found. By Lanny Chambers
Purple Martin Conservation Association
Nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of Purple Martins (Progne subis) through scientific research, state of the art management techniques, and public education, with the end goal of increasing martin populations throughout North America.
North American Bluebird Society
Learn aboutbluebirds species. Find out how to attract and care for them. Download educational materials. Or join the bluebird conservation efforts by becoming a member.
Explore this website to learn more about woodcock, the plan for their recovery, and how to improve and create habitat for timberdoodles and the other wild animals with which they share the landscape.
Peregrine Falcon Home Page
This site has the excitement of personal discovery about it. There are
first-hand accounts of falcons nesting on the University of Calgary campus,
with detailed diaries of the birds' progress. Beautiful photographs and
drawings, life history of the Peregrine Falcon, and many links to other
sites about Peregrine Falcons and other Raptors.
help for birds
Your kid brings home a baby bird she has found on the driveway. "Can
I keep it?" she asks. Here is understanding and advice for this common
Wildlife Center, in Ferndale Washington State, is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the care of injured birds of prey, swans & deer.
It is staffed entirely by volunteers. Sardis has an educational area for
the public to view some of the beautiful birds they care for. Sardis believes
that you can only protect what you understand. In the end we will conserve
only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand
only what we are taught. It seems they are doing their part.
Macbride Raptor Project
The Macbride Raptor Project (MRP), founded in 1985, is devoted to preserving Iowa's birds of prey and their natural habitats. The project achieves its goals through rehabilitation of sick and injured birds, educational programs for the public and field research of Iowa's native raptors.
Tom Lorenzin has compiled a list of about 350 North American bird songs
with English words, or phrases that will remind you of what a bird sounds
like. Many are of his own invention after having heard, chased down, and
identified particular birds. It's great to have these mnemonic devices
all together in one place.
Created by naturalist Dick Walton, narrator of the Birding by Ear series
of tapes and CDs for learning bird songs. This site communicates his enthusiasm
for birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and the "history of natural
history." Well illustrated throughout with colorful pictures.