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Bird Links


Birding by radar - composite NEXRAD radar maps for the US allow us to see where birds are taking off and moving.
Current wind maps for the US, both beautiful and useful.
Earth :: an animated map of global wind, weather, and ocean conditions
Woodcreeper - the birds are coming, look busy. An excellent blog analyzing bird movement via radar.
Birding Forecasts by Cornell of Ornithology.

Banding Terminology: decoding the language of our Pictorial Highlights.

Understanding Age Classifications used by the Bird Banding Laboratory
Learn more about feathers with this guide from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
"The Basics: Feather Molt" by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
"How Birds Make Colorful Feathers" by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Birding basics: useful links to build or hone your birding skills.

Feederwatch: identifying birds
All about Birds: birding basics
Audubon: bird watching

Bird alerts: for those who want to chase.

ABA rarities
Rarity map
PA bird alerts and news
Ebird hotspots - zoom in to find a new stomping ground

Invaluable Resources: knowledge is power.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds: identification, life history, cool facts, sounds and so much more.
Warbler and Sparrow Night Flight Call Monitoring.

Bird sounds shared from around the world.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library: learn and explore wildlife sounds through video and audio files.  

Fellow banding and research stations: a few of our favorites.

Long Point Bird Observatory
Point Blue (Point Reyes Bird Observatory)
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
Hubbard Brook
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Klamath Bird Observatory
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
National Aviary

Birding in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
Westmoreland Bird and Nature Club
Three Rivers Bird Club
Todd Bird Club
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania









Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
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