Internet Guide to Birds and Birding: The Ultimate Directory to the Best Sites Online
By Sanders, Jack

Go Birding on the World Wide Web!

This one-of-a-kind guide quickly puts the very best bird-watching resources of the Internet at your disposal.

For both backyard birders and globe-trotting birding enthusiasts, this treasury describes more than 1,000 great websites, forums, and newsgroups--all related to birds and bird-watching and packed with information you can use to identify birds, hear bird songs, see birds in action, learn more about bird behavior and biology, plan a birding expedition--or simply surf for birding information on the World Wide Web.

Descriptions and reviews of every site direct you to the wealth of resources on the Internet. You'll find everything from plans for birdhouses to guidelines on choosing binoculars, sites devoted to specific birds such as raptors, waterfowl, backyard birds, and American bald eagles, interactive tours of online aviaries and lists of the hottest birding spots around the world--plus plentiful help with feeders, migrations, attracting birds--every imaginable avian activity.

Alphabetical listings by subject and a detailed index make any topic easy to find. Many sections, such as Audubon Societies & Sanctuaries, Checklists, and Destinations, are arranged geographically to help you zero in on your area of interest. Bird illustrations, including John J. Audubon's famous drawings, contribute to the wealth of information found here.

"Jack Sanders has taken the guesswork out of finding bird-watching information on the Web, so keep this book within arm's reach of your mouse."--Bill Thompson III, editor, Bird Watcher's Digest

Follow Your Birding Passion

See Nesting Birds Live (see Audubon Societies & Sanctuaries); www.aristotle.net/~asca/

Hear the Calls of Audubon's Birds (see Artful Birds); http://employeeweb.myxa.com/rrb/Audubon

Follow Rare Bird Alerts & Sightings in Your Area (multiple websites; see Checklists and Destinations)

Meet a Double-wattled Cassowary and a Red-legged Seriema (see Aviaries); www.si.edu/natzoo

Identify Feathers of Native Birds (see Artful Birds); www.nativeweb.org/NativeTech/feather/index.html

Distinguish a House Finch from a Purple Finch (see Photography); www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/ornithology/sephotos/birdinde.htm

Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat (see Gardening & Landscaping); www.nwf.org/habitats

Communicate with Other Birders; rec.birds


DOI: 10.1036/0071353240

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Author Biography

Jack Sanders is an award-winning newspaper editor who has written for the New York Times, the Missouri Review, and Cricket, among other periodicals. He is author of Internet Outdoor Family Fun Pages and Hedgemaids and Fairy Candles: The Lives and Lore of North American Wildflowers, both published by Ragged Mountain Press. The author posts updates for this book at www.acorn-online.com/hedge/birdup.htm.


Internet Guide to Birds and Birding: The Ultimate Directory to the Best Sites Online
Author(s): Sanders, Jack
ISBN: 0071353240
DOI: 10.1036/0071353240

Format: paperback, 352 pages.
Pub date: 20 Oct 1999
Copyright: 2000
$22.95 US
Product Line: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (McGraw-Hill)

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