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View Resource The Life of Birds

This companion to a new PBS series featuring renowned wildlife documentary host Sir David Attenborough is not as feature-rich as some comparable sites but deserves a visit nonetheless. Essentially a collection of five thoughtful illustrated essays, the site explores bird evolution, intelligence, songs (with RealPlayer examples), parenting, and several superlative birds. Additional contents include...

http://www.pbs.org/lifeofbirds/
View Resource VIREO: Visual Resource for Ornithology

Well known among ornithologists, the Academy of Natural Sciences' VIREO (Visual Resource for Ornithology) is "the world's most comprehensive collection of bird photographs. It houses over 96,000 35mm slides and 5,000 black-and-white prints of over 6,100 bird species," including every species of bird in North America. The VIREO homepage contains four sections: Slides for Publication & Reference...

http://vireo.ansp.org/
View Resource The Complete Morris's British Birds 1891

Individually produced by Ash Midcalf, this Web site contains digitized images from the Reverend Francis Orpen Morris's A History of British Birds, published in 1891. Artist-naturalists like Morris and Audubon created painstakingly true-to-life depictions of the planet's flora and fauna in the days before reliable photography. Visitors to this Web site can browse through pages of thumbnails, choose...

http://www.birdcheck.co.uk/frame.htm
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 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