Article Archive

June 2020:

Online Bird Quizzes

An array of fun skills challenges, from ID to songs, and from easy to hard.

May 2020:

Bird Videos - The Sequel

Unique collections of bird-related videos, mostly free, including songs, lessons, and an engaging documentary series.

April 2020:

Birding Ethics

Ethical considerations of many aspects of birding, from location and methods to reporting and goals.

March 2020:

ABA Online Resources

Extensive bird-related material available for non-members on the American Birding Association website.

February 2020:

BirdCast

Migration patterns of birds revealed through real-time analysis of weather radar signals.

January 2020:

Naming That Song III - Bird Language

Moving beyond song recognition to learning what the birds are saying!

December 2019:

BirdsEye II - The Website

Extensive archive of crowd-sourced photos of global species, of unparalleled ID usefulness.

November 2019:

BirdsEye I - The App

Description of full-featured "bird-finding" app with free version.

October 2019:

Bird Videos

Entertaining and informative videos both about and featuring birds and birding.

September 2019:

eBird II - The Checklists

Exploration of some of the subtleties of the eBird mission(s) and implications for checklists.

August 2019:

eBird I

Introduction to the easily searchable data which eBird offers, including species, range maps, photos, sound samples, and much more.

July 2019:

"Bird-Friendly"

Description of online products which truly help birds in often unexpected ways.

June 2019:

Birding eBooks

Free eBooks on bird topics, where to get them, and how to read them.

May 2019:

ID Guides

Printable, downloadable pages and charts with bird species and families illustrated.

April 2019:

Bird Cams

Description of available online live streaming video of birds on feeders, nests and roosts around the world.

March 2019:

Naming That Song - II

Apps and online tutorials for learning bird songs at your own pace.

February 2019:

Naming That Song - I

Bird song recognition, using websites, mobile apps and searchable online audio collections.

January 2019:

Of Lists and "Listers"

How birding email lists work, some examples, and the distinction between Sightings and Alerts, and those who prefer each.

November 2018:

Birding Blogs

A survey of useful, entertaining, and regularly updated online commentary about birding and the birdwatching world.

October 2018:

"Birdy" Podcasts

Description of selected audio journals about aspects of the birding lifestyle, both web-based and designed for broadcast.

September 2018:

iBird Lite

A mobile birding application available in a very useful though limited free mode. Paid version is complete.

June 2018:

WhatBird

One of the best mobile/desktop bird ID tools, using multiple fieldmarks as keys, available in both free and paid modes.

The Bird Wide Web™ will be publishing a new article each month.

Recent Favorites:

May 2020

BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA

April 2020

BIRDALERT

March 2020

ABA

February 2020

BIRDCAST

January 2020

NATURE MENTOR

December 2019

BIRDSEYE WEBSITE

November 2019

BIRDSEYE

October 2019

BIRDS ON THE WIRES

September 2019

EBIRD HELP

August 2019

eBIRD SCIENCE

July 2019

BIRDSBESAFE

May 2019

BIRDFACE

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