Some of our Favorite Birding Resources

Birding ID Apps

Specialized Birding Apps

    • BirdsEye – reports which birds are being seen in your local area

    • Bird Codes – provides 4-letter codes for AOU bird species, useful in recording and reporting sightings

    • eBird Mobile - store & report observations in the field

Other Aids

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

  • Home page provides gateway to numerous online guides, sound recording archives, articles, bird cams, photo-sharing and ongoing scientific efforts in the birding world.

All About Birds

  • An online and searchable guide to birds and bird watching, including ID tips, sound and video

eBird North America

  • Their database for tracking and logging sightings

Project Feeder Watch

    • Provides backyard bird ID resources and encourages citizen tracking of winter feeder activity

The Warbler Guide

    • At-a-glance warbler pages

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, in Duluth, MN

  • A major site for observation of raptor migration in the U.S.

  • Provides raptor ID information and conducts research –

  • Helpful guide to raptors in flight: Raptor ID brochure

The Feather Atlas

    • US Fish & Wildlife Service guide to the flight feathers of North American birds.