We are all students of the world of birding, but CAS is always happy to share our knowledge whenever we can help someone in their journey. 

If you are interested in learning more, here is some reading we would recommend:



Looking for a birdwatching field guide or reference book? There are SO many good ones out there, we aren't even going to wade into that contentious debate. If you are just getting started, you might want to consider downloading the Merlin Bird ID app on your phone. It was developed by The Cornell Lab at Cornell University. It is easy to learn and FREE! Learn more about the app here: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

If you do want a field guide, we recommend that you get one that focuses on birds of the Southeast. 


Think that dead bird you saw is no big deal? It is a HUGE deal. 

It is estimated that as many as 1 BILLION birds are killed each year due to collisions with manmade objects. More info here and here.

And it is estimated that house cats kill 2.4 BILLION birds in the US every year. Keep them indoors, folks!

Did you find a dead bird?

Using iNaturalist, you can help bird science by reporting any dead bird you encounter. 

In iNaturalist: