Online birdwatching and_supplementary_resources

320 views

Published on

A supplement to the

Published in: Self Improvement, Sports
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
320
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Online birdwatching and_supplementary_resources

  1. 1. Online Birdwatching and Supplementary ResourcesAnnotated BibliographyImportant Birding Related Websites1) Birding On the Net - http://birdingonthe.net – allows searchable database of bird sighting listservposts. Updated daily. Basically, a database of bird sightings from all around the country, including NewJersey.2) All About Birds - http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds - online guide to birds, behaviors,general information and online field guide. Provided by Cornell labs of Columbia University.3) Cornell labs - http://www.birds.cornell.edu – one of the premier bird research centers in the world –at Columbia University, NYC.4) Birding - http://www.birding.com5) Hawk Watch International - http://www.hawkwatch.org6) Nature Conservancy / New Jersey locations -http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/newjersey - land conservation andenvironmental stewardship organization. Owns some unique preserved properties all over, many open tothe public. Often runs environmental education and volunteer programs.7) Cape May Bird Observatory - http://www.birdcapemay.org – top notch birding research location andenvironmental/conservation/birding educational center. Holds programs, classes and talks on birding andrelated subjects. Excellent.8) America’s National Wildlife Refuge System - http://www.fws.gov/refuges - many great birdinglocations.9) Bird Perch - http://www.birdperch.com – online ‘pathfinder’ for all kinds of birding resources on theInternet.19) eBird - http://ebird.org –A) Very interesting resource. Record your daily sightings and locations online using their free tooland using Google maps to pinpoint the exact location. Compiles your data with other people to helpimprove citizen science as well as make a great resource for you!20) Hawk Count! - http://hawkcount.org/ - daily updates on hawk watch counts, sightings and reportsfrom around the nation.21) New Jersey Audubon - http://www.njaudubon.org/ - lots of great information related to NewJersey bird watching. Locations, sightings, conservation, etc.22) Voice of the NJ Audubon – bird sightings, collected and posted weekly -http://www.njaudubon.org/Tools.Net/Sightings/VoiceOf.aspx23) NJ Audubon Rare Bird Alert - http://www.njaudubon.org/Tools.Net/Sightings/CapeMay.aspx ORcall this number for a voice recording of bird sightings (warning: calls Cape May)24) NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife - official count of all birds sighted in New Jersey -http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/chkbirds.htmNational / International Organizations1) National Audubon Society - http://www.audubon.org -2) American Birding Association - http://www.americanbirding.org -3) Hawk Migration Association of America - http://www.hmana.org -1
  2. 2. 4) Nature Conservancy - http://www.nature.org – described above.5) Sierra Club - http://www.sierraclub.org/ - environmental stewardship and conservation. One of thefounding organizations of environmental conservation and awareness.Magazines1) Birding – Published by the American Birding Association2) Audubon – Published by the Audubon Society3) NJ Audubon – more specific version of the last3) Bird Watcher’s Digest / http://www.birdwatchersdigest.comLocal Organizations1) New Jersey Audubon Society - http://www.njaudubon.org – NJ chapter of the Audubon Society /lots of great information / first stop for information sources.2) Sussex County Bird Club – http://www.sussexcountybirdclub.org – quality bird club of Sussex County.Monthly meetings, events, programs and sightings reports.3) Friends of the Great Swamp – http://www.friendsofgreatswamp.org/197 Pleasant Plains RoadBasking Ridge NJ 07920973–425–9510Hours: 11:00 AM—5:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday4) Scherman-Hoffman – local Audubon center that includes programs, events, and educationalresources.11 Hardscrabble RoadBernardsville, NJ 07924(908) 766-5787Fax (908) 766-7775E-mail: scherman-hoffman@njaudubon.org5) Monmouth County Audubon Society- http://www.monmouthaudubon.org/6) Friends of Garret MountainContact??Birding Books – ones I’ve chosen that stand out**all call numbers refer to Hoboken Library holdings, unless otherwise notedMemoirs, Fiction and History1) Of a feather : a brief history of American birding - Weidensaul, Scott.- 598 WEI2) Season at the Point: The Birds and Birders of Cape May – Connor, Jack.3) All things reconsidered : my birding adventures -Peterson, Roger Tory.2
  3. 3. 4) Tales of a low-rent birderDunne, Pete, 1951-5) More tales of a low-rent birderDunne, Pete, 1951-6) Of a feather : a brief history of American birding598 WEIGeneral Field GuidesThere are lots of field guides, which all have their merits. The following guides happen to be my personal favorites.1) The Sibley field guide to birds of eastern North AmericaSibley, David, 1961-- 598.072347 SIB2) A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America (Peterson guide series)Peterson, Roger Tory, 20083) Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion598 DUNHome Habitat / Feeder / Bird House1) Stokes bird gardening book : the complete guide to creating a bird-friendly habitat in yourbackyardStokes, Donald W.2) The complete birdhouse book : the easy guide to attracting nesting birdsStokes, Donald W.3) The hummingbird book : the complete guide to attracting, identifying, and enjoyinghummingbirdsStokes, Donald W.4) The bird feeder book : an easy guide to attracting, identifying, and understanding yourfeeder birdsStokes, Donald W.Specialized1) Gulls of the AmericasHowell, Steve N.G. and Dunn, Jon.2) Shorebirds of North America : the photographic guidePaulson, Dennis R.3) Shorebirds : an identification guide to the waders of the worldHayman, Peter.4) Hawks in flight : the flight identification of North American migrant raptorsDunne, Pete, 1951-5) A field guide to hawks of North AmericaClark, William S., 1937- (Peterson Field Guides)6) Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors In Flightby Jerry Liguori (Author), David Sibley (Foreword)3
  4. 4. Audio Resources1) Birding by ear [sound recording] : a guide to bird-song identification : Eastern2) A field guide to bird songs of eastern and central North America [sound recording]Cornell University. Laboratory of Ornithology.3) Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern Regiona. Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes and Elliot Lang4) Cornell Labs Online Resouce – AllAboutBirdsa. http://www.allaboutbirds.orgVisual ResourcesAudubon Societys videoguide to the birds of North America.Location Resources1) NJ Audubon website birding site descriptions - http://www.njaudubon.org/sites/http://www.njaudubon.org/Conservation/IBBA/BirdAreas.htmlhttp://www.njaudubon.org/Conservation/IBBA/BirdingAreas.html2) Birding.com resources on New Jersey - http://www.birding.com/wheretobird/newjersey.asp3) A guide to bird finding in New JerseyBoyle, William J.a. A wonderful book and essential for anyone birding in New Jersey. Its great for referenceand for general knowledge too!Equipment ResourcesScherman-Hoffman / Audubon11 Hardscrabble RoadBernardsville, NJ 07924(908) 766-5787Fax (908) 766-7775E-mail: scherman-hoffman@njaudubon.orgEvents1) Hoffman Center for Conservation and Environmental Educationa. http://www.njaudubon.org/Centers/Scherman/b. 11 Hardscrabble RoadBernardsville, NJ 07924(908) 766-5787Fax (908) 766-77752) New Jersey Nature Conservancya. http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/newjersey/events/3) Sussex County Bird Cluba. http://www.sussexbirdclub.org/4) Paulagics – boat trips on the ocean4
  5. 5. a. http://www.paulagics.com/schedule.htmlb. See Life PaulagicsP.O. Box 161Green Lane, PA 18054215-234-6805c. info@paulagics.com5) Friends of the Great Swampa. http://www.friendsofgreatswamp.org/b. 197 Pleasant Plains RoadBasking Ridge NJ 07920c. 973–425–95106) Cape May Bird Observatorya. http://www.birdcapemay.org/b. ***look around the website, lots of classes, events, nature walks, tours, etc.c.The Northwood Center701 East Lake DrivePO Box 3Cape May Point, NJ 08212609.884.2736d. cmbo1@njaudubon.org7) Sandy Hook Bird Observatorya. http://www.njaudubon.org/Calendar/CalSHBO.htmlb. PO Box 553Building 20Hartshorne DriveFort Hancock, NJ 07732c. (732) 872-2500d. shbo@njaudubon.org8) Meadowlands Commissiona. One DeKorte Park Plaza - Lyndhurst, NJ - 07071 - P: 201-460-1700b. http://www.meadowblog.net/c. http://www.njmeadowlands.gov/Hawk Watching Sites – Official / non-official1) Sandy Hook - http://www.njaudubon.org/centers/SHBO/2) Raccoon Ridge - http://www.njaudubon.org/sites/hwracc.html3) Sunrise Mountain - http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/stokes.html3) Scott’s Mountain - http://www.njaudubon.org/Sites/scottshw.html4) Cape May - http://www.njaudubon.org/Sites/hwcmbo.html5) Montclair - http://www.njaudubon.org/Sites/hwmont.html6) Chimney Rock - http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~magarell/chimney_rock/7) Sparta Mountain - http://www.njskylands.com/pksparmt.htm8) Kittatinny Mountain - http://www.njaudubon.org/Tools2.Net/IBBA/SiteDetails.aspx?sk=3110 -9) Wildcat Ridge - http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm10) Stateline Hawk Watch - http://www.njpalisades.org/hawks.htm5
  6. 6. 11) Duke Farms - http://www.dukefarms.org/12) Garrett Mountain - http://www.njaudubon.org/Tools2.Net/IBBA/SiteDetails.aspx?sk=3156***Hawk Mountain, PA - http://www.hawkmountain.org/Bird Sighting Resources1) Jersey birds listserv - http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/njb/jbird.html2) Birdingonthenet – http://birdingonthe.net/ - archive of bird sighting list servs from around thecounty and world.- Visit the following link for the archives of the JerseyBirds listerv-http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NJBD.html (best place to find up to date NJ sightingsreports)3) Cape May Rare bird alert – website + hotline -http://www.njaudubon.org/Tools.Net/Sightings/CapeMay.aspx4) Voice of New Jersey Audubon – http://www.njaudubon.org/Tools.Net/Sightings/VoiceOf.aspx5) Meadowlands Commission Blog - http://www.meadowblog.net/Blogs and Fun Resources1) The Leica Birding Blog - http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/leica/index.htm2) Woodcreeper - http://www.woodcreeper.com/ - great blog / gives you an updated daily predictionsand results of weather as it relates to how good bird movement will be. Creator also uses radar imagingto track bird movements! Links up with the “Birding Forecast” blog.3) Cape May Bird - http://www.birdcapemay.org4) Birding Forecast (on Cape May Bird website, created by the creator of Woodcreeper) -http://www.birdcapemay.org/forecast.shtml - gives a weekly forecast on bird movements based oninterpreted weather patterns and radar imaging.5) Duke Farms Eagle Cam!- http://www.dukefarms.org/Stewardship/WildlifeCams/eagle-cam/Birding Competitions and Science Events1) World Series of Birdinga. Yearly NJ event where teams raise money for conservation by taking 24 hours to find asmany species as possible all around the state.b. http://www.birdcapemay.org/wsob.shtml2) Christmas Counta. Yearly events across the Americas to make a census of bird populations. Has been going onfor over 100 years! Audubon Society facilitated.b. http://www.audubon.org/Bird/cbc/3) Backyard Counta. Newer annual bird count of your backyard birds.b. http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/4) Bird-a-Thona. National-wide annual event to raise money for conservation through the Audubon Society.Competition to find as many species as possible.b. http://www.audubon.org/bird/birdathon/6
  7. 7. 11) Duke Farms - http://www.dukefarms.org/12) Garrett Mountain - http://www.njaudubon.org/Tools2.Net/IBBA/SiteDetails.aspx?sk=3156***Hawk Mountain, PA - http://www.hawkmountain.org/Bird Sighting Resources1) Jersey birds listserv - http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/njb/jbird.html2) Birdingonthenet – http://birdingonthe.net/ - archive of bird sighting list servs from around thecounty and world.- Visit the following link for the archives of the JerseyBirds listerv-http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NJBD.html (best place to find up to date NJ sightingsreports)3) Cape May Rare bird alert – website + hotline -http://www.njaudubon.org/Tools.Net/Sightings/CapeMay.aspx4) Voice of New Jersey Audubon – http://www.njaudubon.org/Tools.Net/Sightings/VoiceOf.aspx5) Meadowlands Commission Blog - http://www.meadowblog.net/Blogs and Fun Resources1) The Leica Birding Blog - http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/leica/index.htm2) Woodcreeper - http://www.woodcreeper.com/ - great blog / gives you an updated daily predictionsand results of weather as it relates to how good bird movement will be. Creator also uses radar imagingto track bird movements! Links up with the “Birding Forecast” blog.3) Cape May Bird - http://www.birdcapemay.org4) Birding Forecast (on Cape May Bird website, created by the creator of Woodcreeper) -http://www.birdcapemay.org/forecast.shtml - gives a weekly forecast on bird movements based oninterpreted weather patterns and radar imaging.5) Duke Farms Eagle Cam!- http://www.dukefarms.org/Stewardship/WildlifeCams/eagle-cam/Birding Competitions and Science Events1) World Series of Birdinga. Yearly NJ event where teams raise money for conservation by taking 24 hours to find asmany species as possible all around the state.b. http://www.birdcapemay.org/wsob.shtml2) Christmas Counta. Yearly events across the Americas to make a census of bird populations. Has been going onfor over 100 years! Audubon Society facilitated.b. http://www.audubon.org/Bird/cbc/3) Backyard Counta. Newer annual bird count of your backyard birds.b. http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/4) Bird-a-Thona. National-wide annual event to raise money for conservation through the Audubon Society.Competition to find as many species as possible.b. http://www.audubon.org/bird/birdathon/6

×