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INTERESTING LINKS FOR BIRDERS AND WILDLIFE ENTHUSIASTS

Local Environmental
and Service Groups
PADL - a citizen’s group dedicated to the preservation of Devils Lake in Lincoln City.
Salmon-Drift Creek Watershed Council - a volunteer group dedicated to preserving the watershed health
of the area between the Salmon River and Drift Creek.
Yaquina Birders - an enormous amount of information about birds in Lincoln County.
What’s the Weather Going to Be? - the official weather site from the State Climatologist
State of Oregon Sites Birding Bandon is dedicated to helping you see more birds. "We believe that, as more and more people become interested in birding, more and more people will visit birding areas. As more people visit birding areas, the people of those areas will recognize the value of this resource and work all the harder at protecting and preserving them. It becomes a win-win situation. The birds win, the birders win and the community wins. Who could ask for more."
Birding Guide - We always get excited when we have the opportunity to add new birds to our lists and logs, but its really exciting to meet with fellow birders to compare and share all your field notes.
Check out our coming events and get out there and share all your hard work, get tips from fellow bird watchers. Make friends and share all those secret birding spots.
Oregon Coast Birding Trail - PDF file of a self-guided driving itinerary highlighting the premier location
for observing birds along the entire Oregon Coast.
ODFW - the state department concerned with the fish, birds and wildlife in Oregon.
Portland Audubon Society - the Audubon Society in Portland, Oregon
Birds Likely to Be Seen in Oregon - a private site with good pictures and info on Oregon birds.
Oregon Field Ornithologists - group mission to further the knowledge, education, conservation,
enjoyment and science of birds and birding in Oregon.
Oregon Important Bird Areas - a list of private and public areas designated as important to birds.
Sky Hunters - Sky Hunters Environmental Education provides an educational experience, teaching awareness and respect for wildlife using live, native birds of prey.
• Klamath Basin Audubon Society presents Winter Wings Festival, the longest running bird festival in the nation. A small gathering that began as the Bald Eagle Conference over 30 years ago has now become an incredible event for bird enthusiasts of all stripes.

Neighborhood Naturalist is a Corvallis-based program " to teach the people of the Willamette Valley region of Oregon that exciting natural experiences are just outside their window. (They) may collaborate with other naturalists, writers, artists and scientists to promote the study of nature on a local scale."
National or General
Information Sites

National Audubon Society - the national umbrella Audubon Society.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - an educational site from Cornell University
National Wildlife Refuges - sites managed by the US Fish & Wildlife all over America.
North American Bird Conservation Initiative - a national forum for bird conservation.
National Wildlife Federation - organization devoted to inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.
Bird Watcher’s Digest - a magazine, but website is highly informative.
National Geographic - a page from the well-known natural world magazine.
USDA Conservation Service - a partnership effort to help private land owners conserve their soil, water,
and other natural resources.
Earth Share of Oregon - a group dedicated to the protection of wildlife and native habitat.
COASST: Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team - a citizen science project of the University of Washington in partnership with state, tribal and federal agencies, environmental organizations, and community groups in which all coastal communities contribute directly to monitoring local marine resources and ecosystem health through the establishment of a network of citizen scientists, each collecting rigorous and vital data.
The Binocular Site is an independent guide for all things related to the world of binoculars.
• The American Birding Association inspires all people to enjoy and protect wild birds. It represents the North American birding community and supports birders through publications, conferences, workshops, tours, partnerships, and networks. The ABA's education programs promote birding skills, ornithological knowledge, and the development of a conservation ethic. The ABA encourages birders to apply their skills to help conserve birds and their habitats, and represents the interests of birders in planning and legislative arenas.
• Welcome to Birding.com, the best online resource for all your bird watching needs. We have information on everything from great birding hotspots and birding travel to backyard birding, bird identification, choosing binoculars, and bird species information.
• Optics4birding.com
is a one-stop source for birding binoculars, Spotting Scopes, tripods, and related products. Our content sections have comprehensive binocular reviews, spotting scopes reviews, as well as other products. There are informative sections on, how to choose binoculars, how binoculars and spotting scopes work, digiscoping, caring for your optics, complete night vision sections and much more.
OpticsPlanet.com is a website that reviews the best birding binoculars available on the market and helps you choose the right birding binocuars for your purposes.
Nikon's Birding Adventures TV focuses on destination and adventure bird-watching. Explore the best exotic birding destinations on the planet; the most unusual, rare and highly sought after bird species; amazing cultures and wildlife. Thanks to our informative, passionate - and sometimes crazy! – host, BATV portrays a unique blend of information and adventure, making bird-watching refreshing, contemporary, interesting and exciting. The program has a strong conservation emphasis and highlights the importance and urgency of preserving the planet’s incredible birdlife.
The National Bird-Feeding Society (NBFS) was established in 1989 to help make the backyard bird feeding and watching hobby better - for people and wild birds. The goal of the NBFS is to help bring some of nature’s most beautiful sights and sounds right outside your window.
SPAWN (Salmon Protection And Watershed Network) works to protect endangered salmon in the Lagunitas Watershed (CA) and the environment on which we all depend. SPAWN uses a multi-faceted approach to accomplish our mission including grassroots action, habitat restoration, policy development, research and monitoring, citizen training, environmental education, strategic litigation, and collaboration with other organizations, land-owners, and agencies.
Official U.S. State Birds. Along with finding the state birds, this site also lists state flowers, state trees, state flags, and more.
Birding Information. "We became birders quite by accident . . . we had trouble finding the birds we were seeing in books . . . we realized that if we had so much trouble as beginning birders, other people must be having trouble too. Our site shares some of what we have found out about the birds we have seen. We have been fascinated with the birds, have found both humor and beauty, gained a lot knowledge and have been certainly royally entertained. The nice thing about birding is that we will probably never run out of birds to see and to photograph! We hope you will look around and enjoy our bird site. Maybe it will encourage you to become a birder too!"
Hummingbird Gardens - Herbs and Flowers for Hummingbirds - "For those who enjoy bird-watching or gardening, there is a plentitude of herbs and plants that attract hummingbirds. With careful planning, you will be awarded later with happy hummers throughout your garden." This is an interesting resource for learning more about Hummingbirds as well as finding more resources about the bird.
eNature.com. eNature.com is the web's premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States. Over past years, eNature has consistently been one of the Internet' most-visited sites for nature and wildlife information and has won numerous awards and accolades.
We Love Birds. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to create this site as a place for bird-lovers to share stories and information about birds and to help protect birds from activities that harm them and their habitat.
Bird Watching for Kids
. Bird watching is an activity that both kids and adults can take part in no matter where they live. Furthermore, bird watching, or birding, is a very inexpensive hobby. Some bird watchers venture out into the woods to spot an allusive variety of bird while other more casual bird watchers put up a feeder in the backyard and observe their many feathered visitors. Visit this QR Scanner page to learn more about birding.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery, and more.
The Feather Atlas website is designed to assist feather identification by providing high-resolution scans of flight feathers of major groups of North American birds. This is an ongoing project that will continually add new species.
Answers.com website offers answers to many questions you may have about birds. Great resource for both kids and adults.

International Sites

Cuba Outdoor Adventures. Take a trip to a newly accessible land, a natural environment considered one of the premier locations in the world for birders. Join us in an active search for endemic Cuban birds, a thrilling pursuit that will sharpen your senses and your sighting abilities. Learn to identify not only Cuban birds but also critically endangered birds. Enjoy the thrill of the hunt while fostering respect for the natural habitat, a reverence that can help save these amazing birds.
Walking - Hiking in Tuscany and Surroundings. "Trying to explain the area related to my work, I decided to refer to the ancient region of Etruria which included Tuscany, part of Umbria and the north of Lazio. Etruria has been the cradle of an important model of development and knowledge known as Etruscan civilisation. The Etruscans were a very developed people who left permanent artifacts that prove the complexity of their culture and society. According to original language they were called Rasena or Rasne and they existed between the 10th and 1st centuries B.C. Inside the borders of this extraordinary land I work as a walking guide for people who are keen to fully explore environments and landscapes rich in history and tradition." - Marco, biologist/wildlife specialist/environmental guide & educator, naturalistic tour planner.
Birdingpal is a well known website for traveling birdwatchers. With several thousand local birdwatching contacts around the world we think the site would be of interest to your members.

ASLC Classroom
Birding Resources

AUDUBON SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CITY
ASLC Birding includes field trip sites and birds viewed
ASLC Calendar of Events
ASLC Photo Gallery can help you learn ID
ASLC Newsletters back to 2006 for relevant information
• ASLC Christmas Bird Count, December 18, 2016 -- contact d_villa@mail.com

CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY RESOURCES
Bird Sleuth (Cornell lessons)
Cornell Bird Guide
Learn About Birds (Cornell)

OREGON WEBSITES
Corvallis Neighborhood Naturalist
Lincoln Co. Bird Information (Yaquina Birders, Newport)

ODFW Threatened/Endangered Species
Oregon Birders Online, then select Oregon under Western Region
Audubon Society of Portland
Salem Audubon Society

FESTIVALS IN OREGON
Oregon Shorebird (August)

OTHER WEBSITES
The Binocular Site
Bird Feeding Tips (please note: Millet, corn and wheat will sprout . . . usually found in cheap bird seed mixes)
Basic Bird Feeding Tips
Bird Web
Birding Festivals
National Audubon Society (lots of resources)
National Wildlife Birding Spots
Strategy Species
Window Collision Options (PDF)

BLOGS
Birds North Coast

FACEBOOK
Oregon Coast NW Complex

PODCASTS
BirdNote (weekly)
This Birding Life

BIRD IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMS
•iBird Pro • iBird West • Sibley Birds • Peterson • Chirp!USA • BirdsEye • Audubon birds, flowers, mammals, trees
(sometimes these go on sale for 99¢ each!)

WHERE TO BIRD
Lincoln City Audubon's Field Trip Lists
Oregon Coast Birding Trail
Klamath Falls Birding Trail
Western US
iTunes Program: myRefuge

Compiled by Patty Sorensen, Member of Lincoln City Audubon (ASLC) ~ updated 11-4-2014
If you know of additional resources to add, please contact her at pdsorensen@comcast.net