Here are some good sites, with reputable qualifications...
- The Birds of NA online -search by name
- The Stokes, who also publish a blog
- Birds Forever
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- You can search by name, or you can browse by Name and Shape or Taxonomy
Back in 1993, when teaching students how to do research, most would go to the Encyclopedia CD that their PC manufacturer gave them.
Some would print an entire file on, say, Blue Jays, and hand it in.
You just have to laugh.
They couldn't read the words, as they did a 5-minute presentation of their work.
I love bird watching. Winter has its own limitations.
Here are some of my (mostly) winter birds. I was looking for some colour as it starts to snow last Saturday as I prepared this post.
|Mourning Dove landing|
We are seeing much white out there!
|No. Not a bird|
|Pigeons in town|
|'Early birds' standing on the ice on the lake|
|Goldfinch in winter|
|Goldfinch in summer!|
Busy bird. This Woodpecker was chucking cracked corn on the head of the Mourning Dove below! The Dove was eating it up!