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Roaming librarians file dispatches from the world of information.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


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


 2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services


 3. Ornithological Society of North America


 4. National Audubon Society


5. Maryalnd Audubon Society


6.  American Birding Association


7.  Bird Forum


 8. Fat Birder Ranks 500 best birding websites


Happy Birding:)  Gale

CATEGORIES: Gale K. , Animals
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