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Birding Websites

Note: Only links to non-commerical websites are or will be included on this page. All links checked and updated in July 2020.



Illinois & Midwestern Birding

Other Sites

  • Birdingpal
    Need a contact or someone to go birding with? Check out this site.
  • Common Bird Myths
    This piece discusses and dispells a number of misconceptions about birds.
  • eBird
    A website that allows users to record and keep track of their North American bird sightings. Developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.
  • HawkCount
    Features daily and monthly summaries from established hawk watching sites around North America. Part of HMANA's (Hawk Migration Association of North America) Raptors Online effort.
  • Jean Iron's website
    Website of Canadian birder and photographer Jean Iron. Full of great bird and mammal photos from Canada.
  • Patuxent Bird Banding Laboratory
    Everything you want to know about bird banding is at this site. Includes a 1-800 number for finding out where a particular bird was banded.
  • Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA)
    A searchable online archive of several ornithological journals.