Websites

This Ornithology subject resource guide is available courtesy of Marcia Schiff © 2009.

IntroductionAssociations and MeetingsDatabasesJournalsMonographs/BooksReference ResourcesWebsites

Audubon

This Web site is the official Web site of the National Audubon Society, Inc. whose mission is “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.” With information about birds, their status, conservation, etc., this Web site is useful to everyone from beginning to advanced birdwatchers, students, naturalists, and professional ornithologists.

Audubon. (2009). Retrieved August 16, 2009, from http://www.audubon.org/.

BIRDNET

This Website, published since 1997 by the Ornithological Council, is a collaboration of 12 ornithological organizations: American Ornithologists’ Union, Association of Field Ornithologists, CIPAMEX, Cooper Ornithological Society, Neotropical Ornithological Society, Ornithological Societies of North America, Pacific Seabird group, Raptor Research Foundation, Society of Canadian Ornithologists, Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds, the Waterbird Society, and the Wilson Ornithological Society. It lists resources for ornithologists that include organizations, journals, observatories, meetings, grants, awards, prizes, permits, bird banding, guidelines to the use of wild birds, listservs, and online literature. It would be of interest anyone with a serious interest in wild birds, from beginning to advanced birdwatchers, students, naturalists, and professional ornithologists.

BIRDNET. (2009). Retrieved August 16, 2009, from http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/.

Bird Division – University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

This Web site is geared toward researchers and anyone seeking information about birds. The headquarters and library of the Wilson Ornithological Society are located at this institution. This Web site would be of interest not only to scholars and professional ornithologists, but would also be of interest to anyone seeking information about birds.

Division of Birds, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. (2009). Retrieved August 16, 2009, from http://www.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/birds/.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds

An excellent resource published by Cornell University for beginning birdwatchers to professional ornithologists, this site was listed as one of the favorites on the Scientific American’s Web site awards for 2005:

“For dyed-in-the-feathers ornithologists and binocular-newbies alike, a beautifully designed site covering all aspects of birding, including identification, gear selection, conservation efforts, location scouting and even a detailed guide on how to attract the winged voyagers to your own yard. Most impressive and useful is the field guide–sortable alphabetically or taxonomically–that includes gorgeous photos, detailed descriptions, ‘cool facts,’ audio tracks of birdsongs, and a host of other info that will have you telling the recently rediscovered ivory bill (the largest woodpecker north of Mexico) from an imperial (the largest woodpecker in the world) in no time flat.”

Scientific American. (2009). Science & Technology Web awards 2005. Retrieved July 11, 2009, from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=science–technology-web-a-2005-10-03&page=3.

The Cornell Lab or Ornithology: All About Birds. (2009). Retrieved July 11, 2009, from http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1189

Electronic Resources on Ornithology from Natural History Resources

This Web site has an extensive list of electronic links from around the world for anyone interested in ornithology from beginning to advanced birdwatchers, students, naturalists, and professional ornithologists.

Natural History Resources. (2009). Retrieved August 15, 2009, from http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Environment/NHR/bird.html.

Ornithology.com

This Web site is dedicated exclusively to ornithology with a focus on conservation and endangered species. It is published by a notable ornithologist, Dr. Roger Lederer, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at California State University, Chico. This Web site is dedicated to wild birds. It had checklists for birds throughout the world, as well as links to topics such as aviaries and zoos, banding, careers in ornithology, conservation, ecobirding, endangered and extinct species, famous ornithologists, feathers, feeders and feeding, geography, identification, migration, names, organizations, songs and calls, etc. With its “E-Mail the Ornithologist with your questions” link, this Web site is designed for everyone with an interest in wild birds from beginning to advanced birdwatchers, students, naturalists, and professional ornithologists.

Ornithology.com: Ornithology the Science of Birds. (2009). Retrieved August 16, 2009, from http://www.ornithology.com/.

University of California Museum of Paleontology: Introduction to the Aves: The Birds

This Web site is a comprehensive introduction to the Class Aves. It contains detailed information about fossil records, life history and ecology, systematics, and morphology by clicking on the buttons. It also provides links to other bird Web sites.

University of California Museum of Paleontology. (2009). Retrieved August 15, 2009, from http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/birds/birdintro.html


IntroductionAssociations and MeetingsDatabasesJournalsMonographs/BooksReference ResourcesWebsites

This Ornithology subject resource guide is available courtesy of Marcia Schiff © 2009.

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