Birds of Spring
|The first sign is the the return of the male redwing blackbird, followed by geese, swans ducks and bluebirds.|
|The robin is one of the last birds of it's type to return. Flocks return about a week before the female redwings look over their prospects for a mate.|
|Traces of snow still linger in the swamps.|
|The Canadian Geese return in search of open water.|
Photographs by Cynthia Willerth ©2001
Audubon's Multimedia Birds of America has a replica of the complete John James Audubon's Birds of America (1840-1844), which includes the full text, color plates, figures and bird calls for many of the illustrated species.
Birding 123 All About Birds by Cornell Labs: Info on how to identify birds using a silhouette, bird's posture, size, flight pattern, and the kind of habitat in which the bird was seen.
The Nutty Birdwatcher Information resource on Eastern US Birds
North American Bird Sounds A big help in identifying that hidden bird or deciding what you did see during migration.
What Bird.Com North American bird identification, songs, pictures, silhouettes, and habitats.
USGS Patuxent--Tools for Learning About Birds: Common bird songs, and photos.
J-Bird A free open source data base to keep track of the birds you see.
Writing Field Notes online guide on how to write convincing details of what you see..
All Creatures Bright and Beautiful; an old English folk tune.