The Beautiful Bountiful world of Birds.
- Bird Evolution PDF file
- Latitudinal Gradients in Species Diversity PDF file
- Grassland Birds PDF file
- Ornithology Basic Concepts PDF file
2013-14 Class – Ornithology, January 24, 2014, Tim Siegmund
- Intro to Intro Ornithology-ECRMN updated 1-24-14, PDF file
- Basics for Beginning Birders-ECRMN, PDF file
2016 Class – Ornigthology, March 22, 2016, Tim Siegmund
- Donna Lewis Purple Martin SlideShow Script
- Donna Lewis Purple Martin SlideShow PDF document (PPT too big)
One of our Apple Tree Day Care education projects was on Owls, specifically on “owl puke”. You need to watch Jan Wise and others present this session.
Become a Bird Song Hero. From the amazing folks at Cornell Lab comes a new educational tool called Bird Song Hero. It’s a visual online web application that shows the audio wavelength patterns of bird calls along with the actual sound and photos with names. It is amazing how this will help give you a visual memory tool to help identify those somewhat similar bird songs. Give it a try! See how far you can go in their tests.
Migratory Bird Songs. From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources comes the Bird Song Chart. Click on a bird and hear the song.
Cornell Labs new free Merlin smartphone app. Merlin asks you a few questions and narrow downs the possible species based on what you see and hear. iPhone now, Android June 2014. Over 1800 images and 800 audio recordings to date.
iBird is another very comprehensive birding application, for iPhones, iPads, Androids, Kindles and Windows 8. See an introductory video here. Then go to ibird.com for more. Various versions from free to $20 or more.
- Probably the best overall site for bird lovers is Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Many projects you can join in on. Also see their site All About Birds. And here’s a direct link to their Bird Cams for live viewing.
- Audubon.org is another very good one.
- Our own chapter photo web site of bird pictures. Contact web support to add yours.
- Text Book “Ornithology, Third Edition” by Frank Gill, on Amazon.
- Pamphlet Texas Birds, a Pocket Naturalist guide – beginner quick reference. On Amazon.
- Book “Birds of Texas”, by Keith Arnold and Gregory Kennedy,TOP RATED! see Amazon reviews. Jim Anding’s favorite. Shows birds as they really look in Texas.
- Book “The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds Eastern Region“, on Amazon
- Book “Handbook of Texas Birds, 2004” by Texas Ornithological Society, on Amazon.
- Princeton Field Guide “A Guide to the Nests, Eggs and Nestlings of N. America on Amazon.
- See “eNature.com’s online Sibley Guide to Birds” an online version of the popular book, great pictures.
- Book “Sibley Guide to Birds” Popular, good pictures.
- Book “Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America“, Ann Collins’ favorite!
- Book “Peterson Guide to Birds of Texas”
- Book “The Birds of Texas”
- Book “Sparrows of the US and Canada” a photographic guide, on Amazon.
- Book “The Growth of Biological Thought”
- Nat’l Geographic Field Guide “Birds of N. America” on Amazon.
- Laminated Card Local Birds of Central Texas
- Laminated Card Texas Wildlife and Others
- Visit and learn about The Great Backyard Bird Count and what species we have in Texas and elsewhere.
- Wildlife Trails in Texas TPWD web site
- Learn about Alex, the intelligent Parrot on The Alex Foundation web site
- Map: National Geographic’s Bird Migration of the Americas Thematic Map
- Contest Texas Coastal Bend Wildlife Photography Contest
- Contest South Texas Wildlife Photography Contest
- Paper Economic Value of Nature Tourism in Texas
- Paper Valuing Nature in Texas: A Characterization of Ecotourism in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Interactive Map: Conservation International’s Biodiversity Hotspots
- USGS Bird Migration Details
- Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan
- Device: Bird Song Identiflyer Song Player
- Hummingbird sites Hummingbirdworld and Hummingbirds.net
- See video of Texas’ own Bracken Cave Bat colony CNN news special.
- Listen and download bird songs from around the world from Xeno-Canto, over 60,000 recordings from over 7000 species.
- See a BBC video of an Exquisite Aviator – a Goshawk flying through ever smaller openings at extreme slow motion – amazing!
- “Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching, by HomeAdvisor” is an excellent site discovered by a sixth grader named Allysa after seeing our page and thought this would be a good addition to our references – submitted by her grandmother Jill Matthews. It covers binocular selection, finding and ID’ing birds, ethics, bird clubs and more. Happy birding from Allysa and Jill.
A list of websites describing predators of Hummingbirds, provided by Carrie McLaughlin
http://moumn.org/loon/?family=Hummingbirds (posted under RT Hummer/1977)
Birds of the Oaks & Prairies and Osage Plains of Texas, A Field Guide Checklist
- 01.13.09_Turkey Vultures
- 05.11.09_Northern Cardinal
- 07.27.09_Red-tailed Hawk
- 08.17.09_Feeding Birds in Winter
- 10.07.09_Barn Owls
- 11.26.09_Wild Turkeys
- 01.27.10_Crested Caracara
- 02.10.10_Mourning Dove
- 03.17.10_Barn Swallows
- 09.09.10_American Crow
- 02.17.11_Great Backyard Bird Count
- 03.03.11_Early Migrants