Birding Links

As with everything on this site, this page is a work in progress. It's not intended to be comprehensive or up-to-date but I'll add links as I find them.

…in no particular order


HBW Alive
A comprehensive online reference resource for all the birds of the world. It contains all the contents of the 17-volume Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Series.
For a relatively small annual subscription you get access to all this and support its ongoing development.
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An extensive information system about all birds of the world, including distribution and taxonomic information and checklists. This site is managed by Denis Lepage and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, the Canadian copartner of Birdlife International.
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A complete list of world bird species and their subspecies, including recently extinct ones. Updated regularly to include newly described species,  proposed and accepted splits and lumps, corrections of nomenclature, and changes of names or classification.
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General information on birds and the bird collections at the Australian Museum.
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A birding atlas built from members' birdlists.

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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a non-profit organisation, based at Cornell University in the USA, dedicated to the study, appreciation and conservation of birds.

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Birdlife Australia Logo
BirdLife Australia was created in 2012 from the merger of Birds Australia and Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA).
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BirdLife International is a Partnership of 116 national conservation organisations and the world leader in bird conservation.
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The ABA represents the North American birding community and supports birders through publications, conferences, workshops, tours, partnerships and networks.
Their blog contains a wealth of information about what's happening in the North American birding.

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The IOU seeks to support, promote and advance avian biology by disseminating knowledge, interacting with other scientific organisations, research and collaboration.
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A collection of stuff about birds and birdwatching.
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Robert Inglis website with really useful identification guides for difficult species.

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Australian Bird/Wildlife Photographers
Wingsonwire.com by Paul Randall
Rob Drummond Photography 
Barra Imaging by Geoff Jones 
Birdway by Ian Montgomery 
Wild & Endangered by Georgina Steyler


Nest cameras
EagleCam White-breasted Sea Eagles in Sydney, Australia
Live Bald Eagles from Decorah, Iowa, USA 
The Eagles of Hornby Island in British Columbia, Canada 
Red-tailed Hawk Nest at Cornell University, USA


Other Stuff
Wildiaries 
Wild Photo Adventures - Website of the US TV Series with wildlife photographer Doug Gardner. All past episodes viewable online.
Birding Victoria - website of Firetail Birdwatching Tours with excellent info on places to go birding in Victoria.
...more to come

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