Free birding software

Pete Thayer offers free bird ID and life history software for Birds of North America for young birders As of September 21, 2018 any young birder in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school will be able to download the new version … Continue reading

Identifying Juvenile Sparrows

Even as adults, these “LBJs” can be tricky. To identify the juveniles, pay special attention to the flight feathers and subtle facial patterns. Here is an article from Birding magazine that gives some useful tips from experts. … Continue reading

A Field Guide to a Warmer Future

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts, conducted for over 100 years, have shown changes in bird distribution as our climate changes. Read about birds and a warmer future on Audubon’s website. You can also download their report as a pdf. … Continue reading

Guide to tricky bird ID

Want to figure out if it’s a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Cooper’s Hawk you’re looking at? A Downy or a Hairy Woodpecker? Or which of those pesky finches it is? If so, you may want to check out Cornell Lab … Continue reading