Some Great Web Pages

One of the first things you will need for birdwatching is an identification guide. One of the best guides for bird identification is The Sibley Guide to Birds.

You can click on a link name in the index at the right to go directly to the site or you can scroll through the complete list below. The list below has a short description about each site.

The American Ornithologists' Union

Founded in 1883, AOU publishes the quarterly journal called "The Auk" along with numerous other publications.

American Birding Association

One of the best birding sites on the internet. The organization covers all aspects of birding.

National Audubon Society

Covers news, conservation issues and how to contact your local chapter.

The North American Bluebird Society

Established for the preservation of bluebirds. Information on starting a "Bluebird Trail" along with nest box plans, fact sheets and range maps. Also has an online store for purchasing various items such as books, houses, videos etc.

National Wildlife Federation

Besides information on conservation of wildlife, there's information on how to get your backyard certified as a wildlife habitat. Magazines and take-action newsletters are available along with an online store.

Purple Martin Conservation Association

Committed to the survival of Purple Martins. Has an online store where you can purchase various items including an excellent trap house for English Sparrows or House Sparrows and European Starlings.

Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project

All about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and participation in the Hilton Pond Center projects.

Hummer/Bird Study Group, Inc.

A non-profit research organization that studies hummingbirds and other songbird migrants.

Bird Links to the World (Bird Magazines)

A place to find the world's best bird web sites, checklists, worldwide organizations and information.

Audubon Magazine

From the National Audubon Society, the magazine covers conservation, gardening, foods and other interests.

Birder's World Magazine

An excellent magazine with great photos and stories.

Tweeters Birding

Serves the Washington and British Columbia area with information on latest bird reports. Also lists a bird image gallery.

The Bird Guide

A guide to birds and birding in the Pacific Northwest since 1994 covering British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and California.

Birding on the Net

Great information site that includes email lists to join and links to sites around the world.

The Ornithology WebSite

A great spot to learn about current research topics. Researchers are welcome to share their project information at this site.

Don Roberson's Bird Photos and Information

Great photography and information on birds of the world with a focus on Monterey County, California.

Birding in the USA and Around the World

An excellent site. Contains information for the beginning birder, free bird checklists, bird clipart, photos and much, much more.

Birds and Nature (

Field guides by zip code, birding for your region and ecards with bird songs.

Chipper Woods Bird Observatory

A great question/answer section for kids with a focus on birds from Indiana. A banded birds section along with general topics.

North American Birds Photo Gallery

Peter LaTourrette's site has a search box and a clickable list of excellent bird photos.

Bird Sources

A great place to for anything on birds. For example, bird baths, bird houses, bird songs, bird toys, bird magazines, bird optics.


An easy reference guide to movies and sound clips on many different birds and animals.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The lab offers home study courses in bird biology. It also has an excellent online bird guide and a place to keep track of your bird sightings online. They post various workshops and other events.

CalPhotos: Browse Birds

University of California, Berkeley's collection of over 65,000 images including birds, animals, plants and more from their digital library project.

Animal Diversity Web

The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology covers amphibians, arthropods, birds, bony fishes, echinoderms, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, sharks and others.

Bird Species

The Royal British Columbia Museum has a very complete site on birds covering range, status and breeding.

Patuxent Bird Identification Info Center

USGS has identification tips, life history information, maps, photographs, songs and videos for North American birds.

Bird Banding Manual Complete Species Table in Alpha Code Order

The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center table lists the species, common name, alpha code and band size for North American birds.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory

Information for the public and professional wildlife rehabilitator on what to do with injured wildlife and who to contact. Links to related sites and general information.

Helping Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

Information provided by the Salem Audubon Society on how to decide if the baby is an orphan and what to do.

Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

The non-profit center is located in Corvallis, Oregon. Donations help provide food, housing and medical supplies for Oregon's injured and orphaned wildlife.

Hummingbird World

Our favorite hummingbird site for pictures and information on hummingbird behavior, nests, identification, gardens and flowers for 17 species of hummingbirds.

Hummingbird House

Sells a "Hummingbird House" and a video entitled "A Mother Hummingbird's Life."

This site is a very informative site covering research, resources, anecdotes, reviews, organizations and a gallery of photos.

Medical Information, Herbs...

This Integrated Medicine site "lists the major body and organ systems and the conditions that affect each; lists brand-name and generic prescription drugs and the herbs and supplements that may interact with them; lists common signs and symptoms and the conditions that could be causing them; lists herbs and supplements and the brand-name and generic drugs that may interact with them; lists medical conditions and symptoms and the herbs and supplements that can be used to treat them; and lists brand-name and generic drugs and the nutrients they may deplete in the body."

Pronunciation of Biological Latin Including Taxonomic Names

Covers the rules for letter sounds, stress and vowel length, contractions, etc.

Peterson's Education Portal

Information on colleges, graduate programs, test preparations, scholarships, financial aid and distance learning.

Wild Bird Feed via Mail Order

A mail-order company located in Oregon where you can order 50 pounds of black-oil and/or sunflower chips.


Site contains hummingbird migration maps along with great information about birds, botanical interests, other mammals, geology, weather and astronomy.

Nature photography, Don Baccus

One of our Oregon photographer's website. He also has a database for bird field notes where you can input the birds you've seen. Go to to sign up and input your bird sightings from your home or a bird trip.

Oregon Birders On-Line (OBOL)

A list member service where you can subscribe to receive the most current field notes on Oregon birds, including rare bird alerts.

Lincoln County (Oregon) Bird Info

Information and links from the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists. This site has links to the local newsletter, published 10 times a year, called the "Sandpiper;" Lincoln County Bird Lists; Most Current Bird Field Notes from Oregon Birders On-Line and BirdNotes.Net; Optics for Viewing Birds or Wildlife; Bird Feeders and Bird Collisions with Windows; Reporting Banded Birds; Bird Records for Lincoln County; Pelagic Bird Records for Lincoln County; Beached Bird Records for Lincoln County; Lincoln Co. Data Forms that can be Adapted for Elsewhere and much more information.

Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

The non-profit center is located in Corvallis, Oregon. Donations help provide food, housing and medical supplies for Oregon's injured and orphaned wildlife.

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