Birds Of A Feather

By and for Bird-People

Birds Info


General bird information, facts and guides:

  • Wikipedia – Birds Portal : links to lots of Wikipedia articles.
  • ARKive : descriptions, images and videos of birds and other animals.
  • Birds.com : species informations, birding guides and more.
  • The Internet Bird Collection : videos, photos and sound recording.
  • National Geographic – Birds : bird-related content from National Geographic.
  • Audubon : bird-related news, events, and species identification guide.
  • 10,000 Birds : birding, nature, conservation and the wide, wide world.
  • eBird : find sightings of particular bird species or submit a sighting. Great if your theriotype is rare and you’re trying to track them in the wild.
  • Birdata : information on Australian birds.
  • WhatBird : search North American birds by a vast array of characteristics. Excellent for trying to figure out what bird you saw, or narrow down your theriotype based on a handful of characteristics (ie size, beak shape, color, body type, etc).
  • British Bird Lovers : garden birds and bird watching in the UK.
  • Wing & Tail Image Collection: the Slater Museum of Natural History’s wings collection, good to figure out one’s wing shape.
  • Flightless birds : Wikipedia article on birds lacking the ability to fly.

 

Species-specific resources:

Corvids

Lyrebirds

Penguins

Raptors (split this later if it gets too big)

Sparrows

 Starlings

Swans and geese

  • Swan : swan species @Wikipedia.
  • Swan Identification Guide : from the Trumpeter Swan Society. A guide in HTML and PDF to telling apart different swan species.
  • Goose Hugs : a description of a cross-species affection behavior.
  • LoveCanadaGeese.com : many stories and descriptions of the relationships between geese and swans, and the people who feed them.

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