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View Resource Migratory Pollinators Program Spring 2003 Update

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum presents this update on the Museum's Migratory Pollinators Program, which focuses primarily on part of the nectar corridor extending from south-central Mexico to central Arizona. The report, which covers program-related research, is nicely presented and a pleasure to read. Anyone with even a passing interest in plant-pollinator interactions should find this site...
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This award-winning, comprehensive website was created by hummingbird enthusiast Lanny Chambers as a "source for information on attracting, watching, feeding, and studying North American hummingbirds." The site links to a wealth of information and resources under the main categories of Community, Science, Species, and Answers. Each of these categories include sub-categories, such as types of...
View Resource Bird Migration

The songs of spring are in the air, as northbound birds grace the skies. The following websites cover various aspects of the amazing and ancient phenomenon of bird migration. Hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, the (1) first site is an online publication from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the Migration of Birds. This publication provides an...
View Resource Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds

A Cornell Lab of Ornithology creation, this All About Birds website provides birders with a wealth of resources. The website features a first-rate online bird guide with photos, songs and calls, range maps, and information on reproduction, behavior, habitat, and more. The site's Birding 1, 2, 3 program offers instructions for identifying birds, where to go birding, and how to report observations...
View Resource Cornell Lab of Ornithology: The Birdhouse Network

We're oftentimes overwhelmed with the idea that the natural environment is in a state of seemingly unstoppable decline. One of the greatest causes is destruction of natural habitat. And, loss of nesting spaces for birds is a prime example of a major consequence. This site leads the visitor to a very simple solution that allows one to act locally while thinking globally. The Birdhouse Network...
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...
View Resource Harmony -- John James Audubon

Born in Haiti, John James Audubon's name would become synonymous with the movement to protect birds and their various habitats, largely due to his own efforts during his lifetime to document the birds of the Americas. His seminal work, Birds of America, while not the first attempt to paint and describe all the birds of America, remains the gold standard against which all followers are largely...
View Resource Chipper Woods Bird Observatory

The Chipper Woods Bird Observatory (CWBO) is a non-profit organization committed to bringing "good science to the conservation of birds and their habitats through scientific research, scientific training and educational programs designed for all age groups." The CWBO website contains a nice variety of bird information and images for budding birders. The site’s Bird Photos section provides good...
View Resource Zebra Finch Song Archive

The Zebra Finch Song Archive was developed by Biology Professor Heather Williams of Williams College as an informational web resource. The archive currently contains songs and sonograms for 83 male zebra finches that are all descendants from a single pair. Songs can be accessed through a tabular form titled Birds and Clutches or through a well-designed Family Tree. For site visitors that would...
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...
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