Web Information Sources for Educators.

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Image of a raptor

Official Agency Pages


Research Institutions

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals


Maps and charts


Species Lists and Handbooks

Image Sources

Web cameras


Materials in the Learning Studio

San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources


Other Useful and Interesting Sites

Related Pages:

Official Agency Pages:

United States:

EPA and Bird Conservation, USA

National Biological Information Infrastructure Bird Conservation Node

National Museum of Natural History Division of Birds

Smithsonian Institution Migratory Bird Center


International and Non-US:

Pacific Seabird Group

Society of Canadian Ornithologists / Socieacute;teacute; des Ornithologistes du Canada

Society of Caribbean Ornithology

Birds Australia

The Waterbird Society (WS)

Wilson Ornithological Society

United States, Directories:

Ornithological Societies of North America

United States, Spoecific Sites:

American Ornithologists' Union (AOU)

Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO)

Cooper Ornithological Society (COS)

National Audubon Society

Raptor Research Foundation (RRF)

California, Directories:

Audubon in the state of California

California County Geographic Birding Guide

California, Specific Sites:

Central Valley Bird Club

San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

Research Institutions:

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Ornithology Florida Museum of Natural History

University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Bird Division

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals:

Print Periodicals with Web Pages:

The Auk

Electronic Periodicals:

Ornithological Newsletter


InfoNatura: Birds and Mammals of Latin America

USNM Bird Type Catalog

Raptor Information System

Recent Ornithological Literature Online

Maps and charts:

Bird Mapping Application at the NBII Bird Conservation Node

Avian Conservation Biological Terms
Species Lists and Handbooks:


American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of Birds

Bird Checklists of the United States - Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Bird Lists - Birdingonthe.Net

Birds of the World A Clements-like Listing

Birds of the World -- current valid scientific avian names
Sibley&Monroe and AOU Checklist (7th Ed.)

Maps & Distribution of Birds in the W Palearctic Region

Obsolete English Names of North American Birds and Their Modern Equivalents

Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter

Sibley-Monroe Classification of the Worlds Birds

Species Finder Birds


Bird Checklists of the United States - Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Bird Families of the World - UMMZ Bird Division

Birds of the Continental United States and Canada

Regional and local:


Bishop Museum Hawaiian Bird Checklist Database


A Checklist of Michigan Birds


Field List of the Birds of Nevada

New Mexico:

New Mexico Species Accounts - Birds

Image Sources:

Artists - Birdingonthe.Net

CalPhotos: Birds by common name

CalPhotos: Birds by scientific name

Digital Phtotography by Arlene Ripley

North American Birds Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery of Southeastern U.S. Birds - Florida Museum of Natural History

Selected Photographs by Division of Birds Staff (NMNH)

Web cameras:

Birdcam - BBC

Nest Box Cam - Cornell U.

Penguin Cam Live between 10:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time


European Birds Sounds and Sonagrams

Florida Bird Songs

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San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources:

Feral Parrot Poplulations in San Francisco


Godwit Days Arcata CA

Other Useful and Interesting Sites:

BBC - Nature - Birds


California Parrot Project

Japan a Land of Birds

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