Check out our list of resources to learn all about birds!
Resources are categorized below based on topic. The topics listed were covered at previous virtual monthly meetings and other events.
All About Birds. org
National Audubon Society
Monthly Meeting Topic Resources:
- Missouri Wild Flowers by Edgar Denison ISBN: 978-1-887247-59-7
- Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard ~ by Douglas W. Tallamy
Long-Distance Bird Migration
- Explore eBird animated abundance maps!
- Motus Tracking System Website: https://motus.org/
- Audubon Bird Migration Explorer (recommended by Hailey): https://explorer.audubon.org/
- Bird Cast – bird migration forecasts in real time: https://birdcast.info/
- Book: “A World on the Wing” by Scott Weidensaul – mentioned when we discussed how some birds can “turn off” part of their brain while flying during migration.
- USFWS “The Feather Atlas” The Feather Atlas – Feather Identification and Scans – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory (fws.gov)
- Book: “Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species” by Casey McFarland and Shannon David Scott.
- All About Feathers: https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/features/all-about-feathers/#what-is-unique-to-birds.php
Where to Learn Gulls:
- Time in the field
- Www.anythinglarus.com – Amar Ayyash blog
- Gulls of the Americas (Guidebook) – Howell and Dunn [Note: Out of print but watch used bookstores and estate sales]
- Gulls Simplified – Dunne and Karlson (Guidebook)
- Gulls of the World- A Photographic Guide – Olsen
- North American Gulls page on Facebook
- Watch for Bill Rowe’s workshop through MBS
Eagles of the World
- Audubon’s Bald vs Golden ID tips: https://www.audubon.org/news/is-golden-eagle-actually-bald-eagle
- Check out Eagle Days on the MDC’s website: https://mdc.mo.gov/events/eagle-days
Wintering Birds in Missouri
- MRBO’s Youtube that includes webinar recordings of Winter Birds Learning Series: https://www.youtube.com/@moriverbirdobs
- While we were on our meeting, MRBO hosted Mark McKellar’s presentation on “Missouri’s Wintering Sparrows.” You can watch it on YouTube 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUSiY9j7wOg
Other Resources Shared in Meetings
- “Atlas of Extinct Animals” by Radek Maly
- MRBO’s Photo Contest on Flickr: https://mobirds.org/MBS/Scholarship.aspx
- MObirds.org Annotated Checklist of Missouri Birds: https://mobirds.org/MBS/Scholarship.aspx