Links

Birdwatching Links

BIRDING – GENERAL


IRISH SITES

OTHER EUROPEAN / WORLDWIDE SITES (WITH ENGLISH CONTENT)

  • BTO– Web site of the British Trust for Ornithology – surveys & research into common birds and much more.
  • AERC – Website of the Association of European Rarity Committee’s.
  • BOU – British Ornithologists Union website
  • SOC – Web site of the Scotish Ornithologists Club with lots of useful information, news, features, etc.
  • UK400 Club – Feature packed, subscription only web site with news, photos, twitching league tables etc.
  • Bavarian Birds – A German site with news, links and a good interactive bird photo quiz.
  • Irania – Danish website with lots of features.
  • Eurobirding – An excellent resource for European birders. Index of ID articles, trip reports and more.
  • Birding Israel – A nice site from the Kibbutz Lotan Bird Station with plenty of info’ for visitors
  • Iceland Birding – An introduction to birding in Iceland, photos, Icelandic bird news etc.
  • Birding in Jordan – As the name suggests, a guide to birding in Jordan.
  • African Bird Club – Provides a worldwide focus for African ornithology.
  • BCU Georgia – Web site of the Bird Conservation Union of Georgia.
  • OSME – Excellent site packed with information from The Ornithological Society of the Middle East.
  • WP Birds – Information on bird records throughout the Western Palearctic.
  • Hungarian Birdwatching – Information on 43 Hungarian IBA’a and important local species
  • www.ecotours.hu Birding Hungary&Eastern Europe by Ecotours our url is:
  • Kusbank – An excellent online bird recording resource for Turkey
  • BirdLife International – A golbal conservation body that works in conjunction with national organisations.
  • BirdWatch Ireland – BirdLife International partner in Ireland. Conservation of birds and habitats
  • RSPB – Covering bird conservation in Northern Ireland and the UK
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust – Web site of the WWT, list of reserves, projects, wildfowl information etc.
  • Proact – An independent, non-political & voluntary organisation. Campaigns for bird & habitat conservation.
  • www.naturalbornbirder.com    – European and Norwegian birding and seawatching.
  • www.ekologia.ilawa.pl   – Polish website about birds and birding in general.
  • www.barnowltrust.org.uk    –  Everything you may want to know about Barn Owls.

BIRD OBSERVATORIES

BIRD NEWS

SEABIRDS


WATERFOWL

  • Waterfowl ID – Good collection of photos and identification details from the US site.
  • WBK – Wetland Birds of South Korea : ID, birdnews, wetlands, conservation and more.

BIRDS OF PREY

GULLS

  • MartinReid.com – Much to offer gull enthusiasts on both side of the Atlantic.
  • Norwegian Gulls – Probably the best single source of gull photos in Europe.
  • Yukon Gullery – Photographs and more of gulls from Canada and North America
  • Gull Index – Good photos and links from Rudy Offereins

WADERS / SHOREBIRDS

  • Shorebird Index – A huge archive of wader photos arranged by index.
  • StintFan – Japanese based web site with excellent photos of calidrid sandpipers from Asia.
  • Gallinago – Web site for those interested in the various snipe species. Good photos etc.
  • Corncrake Conservation – Website of the BirdLife International Corncrake Conservation Team.
  • Wader Study Group – Full of information of wader populations, reports and more.

PASSERINES/NEAR PASSERINES

  • Swifts – Plenty of information here on Common Swifts
  • Blackbirds – Comprehensive site dealing with all aspects of European Blackbird ecology.
  • CJ Wildbird Foods – An excellent resource for anyone interested in garden birds.
  • The Sand Martin Trust – Information on Sand Martins and how habitat creation for breeding.
  • Feathers – 650+ scans of various feathers from over 180 species.

BIRDING PUBLICATIONS

  • British Birds – Profiles the highly respected magazine of the same name.
  • Birding World – Web site for ‘Birding World’ magazine, the ‘Bird Information Service’ and ‘Books for Birders’.
  • Dutch Birding – Web site based around the excellent Dutch Birding magazine.
  • Alula – Web site of the highly regarded Finnish magazine “Alula”.
  • Birders Journal – Canadian magazine with interesting articles for birders in Europe.

Bird Care/First Aid

  • ISPCA – Main web site with a full list of local contacts for sick and injured birds and animals in Ireland.
  • Irish Animals on the Web – Useful list of contacts.
  • TACT – Talnotry Avian Care Trust is based in N. Ireland and cares for & rehabilitates sick & injured birds

TRAVEL/TRIP REPORTS

  • Eurobirding.com – Superb portal site with access to a huge collection of trip reports.
  • Bird Tours – Another useful web based collection of trip reports. Added to frequently.
  • Urs Geiser’s Trip Reports – A collection of very useful trip reports from around the world.
  • Birding Pal – Web site for travelling birders to get in touch with others and to organise trips worldwide.
  • Splatzone – Dutch site with various trip reports.

FOREIGN BIRDING / TOUR GUIDES

COLOUR-RINGED BIRDS

  • Colour-Ringed Birds – On-line database of colour-ringing schemes around the world to help report sightings.

BIRD SOUNDS

BIRD IMAGES/ART

  • Eagle Eye OpticZooms – Manufacturers of everything you need for digiscoping, including eyepiece adaptors.
  • Birdillustrators.com – Excellent new site with artwork from the worlds top bird illustrators
  • Don Des Jardin – Excellent photos of a whole range of species from North America and beyond.
  • Michael O’ Clery – Irish wildlife artist Michael O’ Clery’s web site, well worth a look !
  • Digiscoping – How to take bird photographs with a digital camera and a telescope. Useful tips, links etc.
  • Cursorius – Leo Boon’s photo & video library – very high quality .
  • Mike Brown – Stunning bird & wildlife photography from Co. Cork based Mike Brown.
  • Nigel Blake – Nigel adds superb photos to his site almost weekly; common & rare birds, foreign trips, etc.
  • Paul Hackett – Web site of one the UK’s leading digiscoping experts.
  • Bird-Pix – Web based discussion group for anyone interested in bird photography.
  • Daniscoping – Packed full of quality photos of Iberian birds with new additions regularly.
  • Birds-on-Film – Website of Steve Young, one of the UK’s top bird photographers.
  • Ashley Beolens – Digiscoped images of British birds
  • Naturescapeimages – Useful photo and ID resource from Julian Hough
  • Wildlifesnaps.com – Web site featuring Tom Shevlin’s photographs of birds and other Irish wildlife
  • Digiscoped.com – Andy Bright’s excellent website, full of digiscoping tips.

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