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View Resource Description and Identification of American Black Duck, Mallard, and Hybrid Wing Plumage

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center has posted online three more biological resources. This paper, by Ronald E. Kirby and others, is based on a recent (2000) US Geological Survey publication and offers a key for identifying wings of hybrids between American Black Ducks and Mallards. All three resources may be downloaded online as .zip files.

https://pubs.usgs.gov/bsr/2000/0002/report.pdf
View Resource Great Backyard Bird Count Screenshot

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual citizen science event arranged by the Cornell Ornithology Lab and the National Audubon Society. This year, the twentieth GBBC will take place from February 16 - February 19, 2018. During the GBBC, bird lovers from around the world are invited to create a free account on eBird (available online and as an Android or iOS app) and report on the birds...

http://gbbc.birdcount.org
View Resource Nature: Extraordinary Birds

This Web site is the online companion to Extraordinary Birds, a recent documentary from PBS's Nature. "From Kundha Kulam's vibrant monsoon marshes to the rugged American Rockies," Extraordinary Birds explores the "intimate links that people have forged with birds." This is a great site to visit whether you've seen the program or not. Users will find video clips, an interview with the editor of...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/extraordinary-birds-introduct...
View Resource Stanford Alumni Association: Birds of Stanford

Hosted by the Stanford University Alumni Association, this website offers information about the many different birds that are seen in and around the Stanford campus. The site features a nicely organized Species section that lists bird species by alphabetical and taxonomic order. An attractive illustrated version of the taxonomic list is available as well. Separate species pages include common...

http://web.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/SUFRAME.html
View Resource Houghton Mifflin Company: Peterson Bird Identifications

From Houghton Mifflin Company, Peterson Bird Identifications is a nicely done online field guide featuring the artwork of the eminent naturalist, Roger Tory Peterson. The accompanying text was written by both Peterson and Kenn Kaufman -- another legendary birder. The website contains profiles for numerous birds including the Barn Owl, Elegant Trogon, Magnificent Frigatebird, and Ruby-throated...

http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/peterson/resources/ident...
View Resource Houghton Mifflin Company: Peterson's Perspective

From Houghton Mifflin Company, this website contains a Peterson Identification System-based tutorial designed to help budding naturalists develop their birding skills. Renowned naturalist and artist Roger Tory Peterson developed the he Peterson Identification System in 1934. The site features 15 concise sections that address topics such as Feeding, Habitat, Field Marks, Size and Shape, Migration,...

http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/peterson/resources/persp...
View Resource BBC: Science & Nature-Birds

Britons are well-known around the world for their advocacy work on the preservation on animal habitats, and for being avid bird-watchers to boot. This fine site from the BBC allows visitors to learn more about birds through a series of informative articles, hands-on activities, and audio features that profile various bird sounds. For an introduction to the birds "in action", visitors may want to...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Bird
View Resource Bird Identification

This clever bird identification key was created by Eric Haines, a birding enthusiast and professional in the field of computer graphics. The online key focuses on birds found in eastern sections of the United States and Canada and is based on _Quick-Key Guide to Birds_ by John T. Emlen, and David Archbald. Site users can pinpoint numerous bird species by selecting specific characteristics under...

http://www.realtimerendering.com/birds/birds.html
View Resource GeoBirds

There are in fact many, many sites about ornithology, but few have as much of a user-friendly and lively appearance as Geobirds. Billed as "your online birding community", the site contains sections like "What bird was that?�, "Share", and "Learn". In the "What bird was that?� area, visitors are taken into the colorful "BirdBrain" interface, which allows them the opportunity to navigate around...

http://geobirds.com/