Sites dealing with birding - the hobby of observing wild birds. Birding includes the activities of finding birds, identifying birds, counting birds, photographing birds, making lists of bird species, feeding backyard birds, observing bird behavior, reporting on bird sightings, reporting on bird-finding trips, and talking about birds. Birding Recreation.
Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes, by listening for bird sounds, or by watching public webcams. Birdwatching often involves a significant auditory component, as many bird species are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye. Most birdwatchers pursue this activity for recreational or social reasons, unlike ornithologists, who engage in the study of birds using formal scientific methods.
- Birdwatching Category
- Bird feeding - Bird feeding is the activity of feeding wild birds, often by means of a bird feeder.
- Bird hide - A bird hide is a shelter, often camouflaged, that is used to observe wildlife, especially birds, at close quarters.
- Bird migration - Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds. Many species of bird migrate. Migration carries high costs in predation and mortality, including from hunting by humans, and is driven primarily by availability of food.
- Butterfly watching - Butterfly watching is a hobby concerned with the observation and study of butterflies. It also includes the "catch and release" of butterflies. There are clubs, handbooks, checklists, and festivals devoted to the activity.
- Important Bird Area - An Important Bird and Biodiversity Area is an area identified using an internationally agreed set of criteria as being globally important for the conservation of bird populations.
- American Birding Association - The American Birding Association is a non-profit organization, founded in 1969, dedicated to recreational birding in Canada and the United States. It has been called "the standard-bearer for serious birding in North America."
- Leisure activities
- Stephane BirdChat Quiz www
Stephane Moniotte's site with quiz birds, Quiz, results of past quizzes, and photographs. BirdChat Quiz.
- Annual International Migratory Bird Day www
Annual event held the second Saturday in May. Migratory Bird Day. Brief information about the event and online store. International Migratory Bird Day.
- Forums Bird Forum www
Forums for discussion of birds, Forum, birding, and bird photography worldwide. Includes photo gallery and trip reports. Bird Forum.
- Descriptions Birding Site Guide www
Descriptions and bird lists for birding sites worldwide. Birding Site Guide.
- Includes Simply Birding www
Includes a forum, Birding, ID guides, birding venue information, maps, and an online shop. Simply Birding.
- Guide WorldTwitch www
Guide to finding rare birds around the world. WorldTwitch.
- A Surfbirder www
A search engine for birds and birding. Surfbirder.
- Recent Birding on the Net www
Recent messages of birding e-mail groups, the Net, rare bird alerts, artwork, checklists, news, and links. Birding on the Net.
- Articles, GORP - Birdwatching Practical Advice www
Articles, Birdwatching Practical Advice, guides to sites throughout the world, species information, resources, and links of interest to birders. GORP - Birdwatching Practical Advice.
- Photos, Birding.com www
Photos, Birding.com, songs, birding hot spots, checklists, links, and advice for new and backyard birders. Birding.com.
- Articles About Birding/Wild Birds www
About Birding/Wild Birds.
- World Surfbirds www
World birding news, Surfbirds, identification and bird finding articles, photographs, sketches, and trip reports. Surfbirds.
- Information Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today? www
Information about birds and birding worldwide. You Want to Go Birding Today?. Endemic and specialty bird information for many countries; photographs and links to checklists and other resources. Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today?.
- Worldwide BirdingPal www
Worldwide list of contacts, BirdingPal, grouped by location, who are willing to help travelling birdwatchers. BirdingPal.
- Collection Bird Links to the World www
Collection of links related to birds, Links to the World, birding, and birders, divided by geographic location. Bird Links to the World.
- Don Birding the World www
Don Roberson's detailed guide to birding in each of the world's biogeographic regions. Birding the World.
- World Bubo www
World bird listing database. Bubo. Record lists for any location worldwide, share and compare lists with other users. Includes checklists, forum, FAQ, and photos. Bubo.
- A Xeno Canto www
A collection of bird songs from around the world. Canto. Includes a database of recordings, a forum, links, and FAQs. Xeno Canto.
- News, Fat Birder www
News, Birder, worldwide birding links, and reviews. Fat Birder.
- A BirdSite www
A community-based website for sharing bird images and sounds from around the world. BirdSite.
- Seabird Ocean Wanderers www
Seabird news, Wanderers, pelagic birding around the world, annotated lists of seabirds and marine mammals, photo gallery, photo quiz, list of identification articles, and links. Ocean Wanderers.
- A Southern Africa Birding www
A collation of birding resources for Southern Africa, Africa Birding, including details of over 200 sites, recent sightings, and multimedia references. Southern Africa Birding.
- Collection Worldtwitch - Africa and Middle East www
Collection of detailed trip reports and resources. Worldtwitch - Africa and Middle East.
- UK-based Oriental Bird Club www
UK-based charity for birders and ornithologists around the world interested in wild birds in the Oriental region and their conservation. Bird Club. How to join, club news, sales, Bulletin articles, photos, and artwork. Oriental Bird Club.
- Collection Oriental Bird Images www
Collection of over 8200 photographs of over 1890 species by many different photographers. Bird Images. Sponsored by the Oriental Bird Club. Oriental Bird Images.
- Information The Nest Box www
Information on backyard birding in the eastern U. Nest Box.S. Includes a bluebird section, photo galleries, and links. The Nest Box.
- Blog Duncraft's Wild Bird Blog www
Blog for wild bird enthusiasts from Duncraft. Duncraft's Wild Bird Blog.
- Articles, Pet Bird by Up At Six www
Articles, Bird by Up At Six, avian artwork, lists of aviaries, sanctuaries, associations, online suppliers, and mailing lists. Pet Bird by Up At Six.
- Upload, Avian Videos www
Upload, Videos, watch, and share your parrot & pet bird videos. From dancing cockatoos to singing macaws, how to videos, do it yourself projects and more. Avian Videos.
- A Replica Eggs www
A large range of replica birds eggs from around the world. Replica Eggs.
- Bird Birdnet Ltd. www
Bird specialists offering books and other publications as well as optical products. Birdnet Ltd..
- A Avian Eyes www
A conservation organization located on St. Eyes. Vincent and the Grenadines. Includes descriptions of sites and a trip report. Avian Eyes.
- Summary Caribbean Countries Birding Comparisons www
Summary of families, Countries Birding Comparisons, species, endemics, and specialties for 21 Caribbean nations. Caribbean Countries Birding Comparisons.
- Alexa: Birding Recreation
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Birding Recreation
- DMOZ: Birding Recreation
dmoz.org Directory: Birding Recreation