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Roaming librarians file dispatches from the world of information.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Birds

I was browsing the audiobook collection at Silver Spring Library and discovered a little gem called, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obession by Mark Obmascik. I am not a birder. Actually, I have an ornithophobia, but the words, “Fowl Obsession” sparked my interest. The book is about an informal bird counting competition that starts every year on January 1. Birder’s call it “A Big Year,” or “Having a Big Year.” The eccentric characters of this book made me want to research this bird mania.
             So, with a little research and Google here is a list not in any order of some site that could help with bird discovery.
1. Maryland Department of Natural Recourses

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Plants_wildlife/birdingmd.asp

 2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/md.htm

 3. Ornithological Society of North America

http://www.osnabirds.org/

 4. National Audubon Society

http://www.audubon.org/#

5. Maryalnd Audubon Society

http://mddc.audubon.org/

6.  American Birding Association

http://aba.org/

7.  Bird Forum

http://www.birdforum.net/

 8. Fat Birder Ranks 500 best birding websites

http://www.birdingtop500.com/

Happy Birding:)  Gale

CATEGORIES: Gale K. , Animals
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