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Bird Information Websites
Photo - Wilson's warbler (Courtesy of Steve Dowlan, BLM).Photo - Mourning dove and chicks (Courtesy of Steve Dowlan, BLM).

Reporting Marked Birds

How to Report a Sighting of a Marked Bird
Site to report neck collars, wing tags, etc. and receive information back about the bird

How to Report a Federal Bird Band in North America
Site to report silver USFWS leg bands and receive information back about the bird

Portland Bird Agenda

Portland Bird Agenda
A new document that 1) summarizes the Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds Program and the City of Portland's accomplishments to date; 2) identifies key issues currently facing migratory birds in Portland; 3) outlines high priority actions and “next steps” for Portland to take over the next five years.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Websites

USFWS Pacific Region
Migratory Birds & Habitat Programs

USFWS - Birds
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency charged with protecting and enhancing the populations and habitat of more than 800 species of birds that spend all or part of their lives in the United States. Education and Research; Grants and Partnerships; Laws, Regulation, and Policy; Management; Recreation
Photo - Western Bluebird (Wikipedia).
USFWS - Migratory Bird Program
Providing global leadership in the conservation and management of migratory birds for present and future generations

USFWS - Division of Bird Habitat Conservation
Providing leadership in the conservation of migratory bird habitat through partnerships, grants, and outreach for present and future generations.

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus
Information on the West Nile virus from the USGS National Wildlife Health Center

Bird Conservation

Backyard Bird Habitat Certification Program
Turn your backyard into a certified wildlife habitat. Photo - Western Tanager (USFWS).

Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP)
The Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) is dedicated to preserving the lives of birds in urban areas and is working to inform Canadians and Americans, both at home and at work, about the dangers of buildings to migratory birds.

Partners in Flight-U.S. - Bird Conservation Planning
One of the primary activities being conducted by Partners in Flight-U.S. is the development of bird conservation plans for the entire continental United States

Waterbird Conservation for the Americas

The vision of Waterbird Conservation for the Americas is that the distribution, diversity, and abundance of populations and habitats of breeding, migratory, and nonbreeding waterbirds are sustained or restored throughout the lands and waters of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean

Prescott Western Bluebird Recovery ProjectPhoto - Northern Pintail (USFWS).
A local Oregon project dedicated to the recovery, restoration, and enhancement of the Western Bluebird and other native cavity nesting birds

North American Waterfowl Management Plan
(Canada) (U.S.)
Information about the history, waterfowl management plan, and accomplishements

U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan
Building partnerships for shorebird conservation

North American Bird Conservation Initiative
This site is dedicated to promoting and advancing integrated bird conservation in the United States.


Landbird Monitoring Strategy for Oregon and Washington

2013 State of the Birds Report

Bird Education Resources

Bird Education Alliance for Conservation
There are exciting things going on in the bird education community. Be sure to see the recently completed Strategic Plan [Large PDF file].

Bird Education Network
Bird conservation through education

Raptor Education Group, Inc.
Favorite links to bird education, information, and organizations

Encyclopedia SmithsonianImage - Explore the World with Shorebirds - Educator's Guide. Click on image for coloring pages.
Birds (scroll down page to Birds section)

Shorebird Sisters School Program
Linking educators, students, biologists, and shorebird enthusiasts along flyways. (To order Explore the World with Shorebirds Educators' Guide, email request to:

Partners in Flight - Educational Resources
Links to programs and educational materials.

Wildlife Ethics and Etiquette
Respect wildlife and other people

National Bird Organizations

Classic Collection of North American Bird Ltd.
Contains bird pictures and data on over 1,000 birds to aid oneself in identifying most birds on the continent, which includes resident and vagrant species.

Partners in Flight - U.S.
A cooperative effort involving partnerships among federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropic foundations, professional organizations, conservation groups, industry, the academic community, and private individuals.

National Audubon Society
Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them.

The Peregrine Fund
World Center for Birds of Prey

Photo - Sandhill crane chick (USFWS).Photo - Western tanager (Courtesy of BLM).Photo - Western meadowlark (USFWS).Photo - Cedar waxwing (USFWS).

Bird Watching

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
All About Birds - How to ID Birds - Report Observations - Online Field Guide

Oregon Cascades Birding Trail
The first of several birding trails throughout the state, designed to showcase the region’s birds and spectacular scenery.

Oregon Hotspots
The links on this site go directly to information on specific birding hotspots in Oregon, local site guides, etc.

Where to Bird - Oregon
Bird information for Oregon

The Bird Guide
Guide to birds and birding in the Pacific Northwest.

Bird Links to the World - Oregon
Links to sites with information on birds, organizations, local web sites, etc.
Image - Backyard Habitat Certification (Audubon Society of Portland).
Birdling Oregon
Over 1,000 birding locations in Oregon

Backyard Birds
Nature in the Neighborhood - A guide to the birds in your own backyard

Bird Watching for Couch Potatoes
A beginner's guide to the rewarding hobby of bird watching.

General Tips for Birding - All Levels

Bird Organizations in Oregon

Oregon Field Ornithologists
Mission is to further the knowledge, education, enjoyment and science of birds and birding in Oregon.

Audubon Chapters of Oregon
Active groups involved in field trips, school programs, bird recovery, conservation issues, Christmas Bird Counts, and field projects.

Audubon Society of Corvallis
Audubon Society of Portland
East Cascades Audubon Society
Kalmiopsis Audubon Society
Klamath Basin Audubon Society
Lane County Audubon Society
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
Salem Audubon Society

Birding Trails

The Willamette Valley Birding Trail