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Bird Watching
This website is designed to provide a starting point for amateurs and professionals interested in learning about bird families, both familiar and strange.

"Birds are beautiful, their colors, shapes, actions, and sounds are among the most aesthetically pleasing in nature." ~ David Allen Sibley
World Wildlife Fund - By joining WWF you become part of the solution to protect our natural environment. Whatever you can give, every contribution counts towards our global conservation work.

BirdSource - Great database, including data from all Christmas Bird Counts, and many surveys of specific species.

Birding Hotspots Around the World - This great website contains very accurate and helpful info to travelling birders.

International Migratory Bird Day - Celebrates the incredible journeys of migratory birds between their breeding grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central, and South America.

Westport Sea Birds - So come on out and enjoy some of these fantastic birds as you can only experience on a Westport Pelagic!


The Provincial Museum of Alberta Natural History  Ornithology - Alberta has a rich, diverse bird life with over 250 breeding species. The province has distinctive natural regions (Boreal Forest, Aspen Parkland, Grasslands and Rocky Mountains), each with characteristic bird species.

The Fat Birder - Links up birding enthusiasts from all over the world.

Birdwatching Dot Com - Site about wild birds and the sport of birding. It's for everyone who's interested in birdwatching and enjoying nature.

Guided - Has been developed to provide a single resource on the Web for pinpointing reliable and competent birding guides throughout the world with a modicum of accuracy. Birding Pages - Internet site with a great directory of information for birders.

Birding Pal - Birding contacts and info on birdwatching clubs, rare bird reports, observation stations, birdwatching lodging and pelagic birding trips for travelling birders.

Hummingbirds- Source for information on attracting, watching, feeding, and studying North American hummingbirds. - Helps bird watchers discover the top birding spots around the world. Bird songs and bird photos are here. A new bird is featured every few weeks.

American Birding Association - Birding organization that helps birders increase bird ID and birdfinding skills, enjoyment of birdwatching, and bird conservation involvement.

The Nature Conservancy Wings of the Americas - Migratory Bird Program - Bird conservation means protecting the places where birds nest and raise their young, spend their winters, and rest and rejuvenate during migration. The health of bird populations also reflects the health of our eco systems.

The Canadian Bird Trends Database  - The Canadian Bird Trends Web site is a retrieval system that provides information on Canadian bird species including population trends and taxonomy, with links to range maps and life history information, and national conservation designations.

Electronic Resources on Ornithology - Here are on-line versions of some publications on birds written by Christopher Majka. We hope you find them of interest.

Important Bird Areas - Canada's Important Bird Areas program is a science-based initiative to identify, conserve and monitor a network of sites that provide essential habitat for Canada's bird populations.

Wings Over The Rockies - The Columbia Valley Bird Festival

National Geographic Field Guide To The Birds Of North America - Great work by National Geographic Society. The guide covers all North American bird species, including seabirds.

Alaska Bird Observatory - The mission of Alaska Bird Observatory is to advance the appreciation, understanding, and conservation of birds and their habitats through research and education.

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas - Data collection for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas (WBBA) began the spring of 1995 and ended the summer of 2000. The culmination of this project, "Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Wisconsin", is available for purchase...

The Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley - More than 10 years in the making, David Sibley's Guide to Birds is a monumental achievement. The beautiful watercolor illustrations (6,600, covering 810 species in North America) and clear, descriptive text place Sibley and his work squarely in the tradition of John James Audubon and Roger Tory Peterson; more than a birdwatcher and evangelizer, he is one of the foremost bird painters and authorities in the U.S.

The FeederWatcher's Guide to Bird Feeding by Margaret A. Barker, Jack L. Griggs  - Join Margaret Barker on a fascinating tour of FeederWatcher's backyards and bird feeders. Margaret captures the joy in the FeederWatcher's words as they explain how to attract the finches you've seen down the road, how to discourage the flock of Starlings you'd really rather went elsewhere, and how to live peacefully with squirrels and raccoons. You'll discover which birds you can attract and which ones will return year after year.

Birds of the World on the Web

Ornithological Society of the Middle East

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This magazine's editorial focus is on various birds and various aspects of birdwatching.