Rare Bird Alerts and Birding Resources

    US, State-by-State RBA  

    Bird Mail, NY Bird Sighting Chat  

    Bird Mail, NJ Bird Sighting Chat

    Birding on the Net, nationwide Sightings

    TopoZone, Topographic Maps 

    Need a Birding Pal? A resource for locating free local guides.



Local Audubon Chapters


    National Audubon Society

    Audubon New York

    Bedford Audubon Society

    Bronx River Sound Shore Audubon

    Central Westchester Audubon Society

    Hudson River Audubon Society

    New York City Audubon Society

    Orange County Audubon Society

    Putnam Highlands Audubon Society

    Saw Mill River Audubon Society

    Sullivan County Audubon Society


Other Local Nature Groups


    Waterman Bird Club

   PIPC League of Naturalists

   Bear Mountain Museums and Zoo


Birding and Related Blogs


    Rockland Audubon Society - RAS blog site

    The Nature of Things - A blog about Nature and the Environment (LoHud)

    The City Birder - NYC and vicinity by Rob Jett

    Hudson Valley Birder - Dave Baker, Hudson Valley Birder and part time Florida resident

    BiodiverscityBlog - Freelance Environmental Journalist and RAS member Lindsey Konkel's Blog

    The Bird Chick


Birding Locations


    Important Bird Areas, National Program

    New York State Important Bird Areas

    NY Bird Conservation Area (BCA)

    Birding Spots in New York.

    Other Local Hot Spots!

    Edwin B. Forsythe NWR (Brigantine), NJ

        Click here for additional Brigantine Information

        Click here for a List of Species

    Harriman State Park



Environmental News Service




Atlas 2000


It's time to update the 1980's Breeding Bird Atlas for New York State. Volunteers are needed to cover the 5300 within the state. The Federation of New York State Bird Clubs is working with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell's Department of Natural Resources, and the Lab of Ornithology on this important project. For further information, see the Bird Atlas Project Website.  


Birding Tour Operators



    Field Guides Inc.

    Flights of Fancy, Inc. (e-mail)

    Focus on Nature Tours (FONT)

    Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)



    Optics for Birding

    Optical Design

    Eagle Buying Guides

    Guide to Spotting Scopes

    Binocular Basics

General Birding Sites

   American Birding Association (ABA)

   American Ornithological Union (AOU)

   Back Yard Birder 

   Back Yard Birding

   Birding on the Web I

   Birding on the Web II 


   Birdwatcher's Digest


   Cornell Ornithology Lab



   Nutty Birdwatcher, The

   Ornithology WebSite, The

   Patuxent Bird Population Studies

   Peterson Online

   Virtual Birder, The 


Birding Software

    Thayer Birding Software



    Cornell Slide Library




    Listing Rules

    Laws Protecting Birds

    Avian Veterinary Services

    Keep Your Cat Indoors