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Find links to many useful resources for bird identification, mobile apps, observing nests, conservation, and more. If you have a suggestion to add to this list, please contact us.

Nest Watching Tips
Websites for Bird Identification
Field Guides
Get Started with eBird
Mobile Apps
Study Bird Sounds
Photo & Song Quizzes
Conservation & Science
Meet Fellow Birders
Around the Home
Other Bird Volunteer Programs


Nest Watching Tips


Websites for Bird Identification

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Field Guides

  • Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, 2nd Edition
  • Sibley’s Birding Basics: How to Identify Birds, Using the Clues in Feathers, Habitats, Behaviors, and Sounds
  • The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds
  • Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America, 6th Edition
  • Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America
  • National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition
  • National Geographic Birding Essentials: All the Tools, Techniques, and Tips You Need to Begin and Become a Better Birder
  • Peterson’s Field Guide to North American Bird Nests by Casey McFarland, Matthew Monjello, and David Moskowitz
  • Eastern Birds’ Nests (Peterson Field Guides series) by Hal H. Harrison
  • Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds by Paul Baicich and Colin Harrison
  • Birds of New York State by Robert Budliger and Gregory Kennedy
  • The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle
  • Gulls Simplified: A Comparative Approach to Identification by Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson
  • Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Vultures of North America by Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson
  • Birds of Prey of the East: A Field Guide by Brian Wheeler

Get Started with eBird

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Mobile Apps

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Bird Identification

  • Merlin (free; with photo recognition and sound files)
  • Audubon Bird Guide (free; with lots of free sound files)
  • Raptor ID (paid)
  • Warbler Guide (paid)
  • Most of the major field guides also come in app form (paid; see the list of field guides above)

Learn sounds

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Study Bird Sounds


Photo & Song Quizzes

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Conservation & Science


Meet Fellow Birders

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Around the Home


Other Bird Volunteer Programs

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