Sources for reports of unusual sightings on a local, regional, and national level.
An array of fun skills challenges, from ID to songs, and from easy to hard.
Unique collections of bird-related videos, mostly free, including songs, lessons, and an engaging documentary series.
Ethical considerations of many aspects of birding, from location and methods to reporting and goals.
Extensive bird-related material available for non-members on the American Birding Association website.
Migration patterns of birds revealed through real-time analysis of weather radar signals.
Moving beyond song recognition to learning what the birds are saying!
Extensive archive of crowd-sourced photos of global species, of unparalleled ID usefulness.
Description of full-featured "bird-finding" app with free version.
Entertaining and informative videos both about and featuring birds and birding.
Exploration of some of the subtleties of the eBird mission(s) and implications for checklists.
Introduction to the easily searchable data which eBird offers, including species, range maps, photos, sound samples, and much more.
Description of online products which truly help birds in often unexpected ways.
Free eBooks on bird topics, where to get them, and how to read them.
Printable, downloadable pages and charts with bird species and families illustrated.
Description of available online live streaming video of birds on feeders, nests and roosts around the world.
Apps and online tutorials for learning bird songs at your own pace.
Bird song recognition, using websites, mobile apps and searchable online audio collections.
How birding email lists work, some examples, and the distinction between Sightings
, and those who prefer each.
A survey of useful, entertaining, and regularly updated online commentary about birding and the birdwatching world.
Description of selected audio journals about aspects of the birding lifestyle, both web-based and designed for broadcast.
A mobile birding application available in a very useful though limited free mode. Paid version is complete.
One of the best mobile/desktop bird ID tools, using multiple fieldmarks as keys, available in both free and paid modes.