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Bird Watching

This brief Web page from Enchanted is actually a broader resource than it appears at first glance. By clicking on the highlighted links kids can learn a bit about how to become a knowledgeable bird watcher, and how to attract birds to their yards. The Zoom Birds link takes the user to a more extensive Enchanted page about birds in general.
The Great Backyard Bird Count

Last featured in the Scout Report on 2-16-2018, the Great Backyard Bird Count is a wonderful way to appreciate the natural world around you and contribute to a valuable science effort. 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 GBBC will take place from February 15 - February 18,...
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...

Fatbirder website creator Richard Crombet-Beolens notes that his site "is an attempt to put as many birders in touch with each other throughout the world as possible to encourage friendship and conservation." Mr. Crombet-Beolens certainly seems to have succeeded with a website that contains a vast array of annotated birding links for a multitude of interest areas and locations around the world....

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...
Ornithologists continue quest to locate the ivory-billed woodpecker

Ivory-billed Woodpecker Chat [Real Player] The Search for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Audubon: Ivory-billed woodpecker Ivory-billed woodpecker [pdf] Big Woods Conservation...
BirdWatching is the website of BirdWatching Magazine, but does such a good job of providing interactive features and repurposing magazine content that even subscribers will find additional things to like at the site. One example is Hotspots Near You, where beginner birders can find the best places to find birds near their homes. There are 10 choices under Getting Started, including What...
Audubon: Birding Without Borders

The "Big Year" is a concept unique to the birding community, centering around an informal competition among birders to see who can identify the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year. This site, hosted by the Audubon Society, follows Noah Stryker, a writer, photographer, adventurer, and birder, as he criss-crosses the globe, searching out rare and common bird species in...
American Birding Association

The American Birding Association (ABA) is a non-profit with a two pronged goal: to support and educate birders and to protect birds. On the site, interested readers may like to begin with the ABA Blog, which is updated daily and offers posts about rare bird sightings, information on migrations, habitat alerts, and beautiful photographs of some of North America's most delightful feathered friends....
American Birding Podcast

The American Birding Podcast was last featured in the 01-17-2020 Scout Report. To catch up, readers may want to check out recent episodes such as "Birding Through Pandemic and Cancer" (Feb. 11, 2021), "#BlackBirdersWeek and Its Impact" (June 18, 2020), and "Loving the Unloved Vulture" (Nov. 12, 2020). The American Birding Podcast "brings together staff and friends of the American Birding...
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