Note: Only links to non-commerical websites are or will be included on this page. All links checked and updated in July 2020.
- Birding News
A great resource. Includes links to transcripts of mailing lists. From the American Birding Association.
- Bird Links to the World
An amazing collection of links to sites for checklists, trip reports, mailing lists, tour groups, and photographs from around the world.
A great all-around birding site. Full of tips, advice, reviews, photos and more. You name it and Surfbirds has it.
- The A. O. S. Checklist of North and Middle American Birds
From the American Ornithological Society.
- Sibley Guides
David Sibley's website. Includes identification articles.
- Colorado Field Ornithologists
The photo quizzes are challenging and educational.
- Don Roberson's site
The 10 most misidentified birds of Monterey County is must reading.
- Fish Crow ID
How to tell a Fish Crow from an American Crow.
- Identification of Northern and Loggerhead Shrikes
From the Ontario Field Ornithologists website.
- Louisiana Ornithological Society
Includes a number of excellent identification articles.
- Powdermill Bird Banding
Photos of handheld birds are presented here. Includes notes on ageing, sexing, and identification. A great resource.
Illinois & Midwestern Birding
- Birding LaBagh Woods Forest Preserve
How to bird LaBagh Woods Forest Preserve in Chicago, Illinois.
- Carlyle Lake Bird Report
If you want to know what's being seen at Carlyle Lake in southern Illinois, this is the site to check. Includes a nice collection of rare bird pics from the area.
- Chicago Ornithological Society
Website of Chicago's oldest birding club.
- DuPage Birding Club
Western suburban Chicago birding club.
- Evanston North Shore Bird Club
Located in north suburban Chicago.
- Fermilab Birding Locations
Includes a map and bird list for birding Fermilab in western DuPage County.
- Illinois Birding Network
Facebook page about Illinois birds and birding.
- Illinois Ornithological Society
Website of the state's largest birding organization.
- Illinois Young Birders
An Illinois birding club for young people ages 9 to 18.
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Includes a field trip schedule and a monthly birding guide for our neighbor to the north.
- Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
An online guide to birding Whitefish Point in Michigan. Recently updated.
- William Dreuth's Study of Bird Migration
William Dreuth's 16 year study of bird migration in Lincoln Park, Chicago.
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.
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.
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.