Bird Watching


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Bird watching is frequently referred to as America's #1 hobby, with estimates that some 60 million Americans engage in this activity annually.  Following is a listing of top bird watching websites.  Use these sites to plan your bird watching vacation.

The American Bird Conservancy advocates for the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in the Americas. features birding Hot Spots, worldwide checklists, and bird alert phone numbers. is a comprehensive resource for birdwatchers of all kinds.

Birding on the net features birding-related mailing lists, a gallery of paintings and birdsongs, and a news section.

Birds, Birds, Birds is a comprehensive site about birds, featuring photo galleries, bird cams, and more,

Don Roberson's detailed guides feature about half of the world's 202 bird families, including descriptions and pictures.

GORP offers an extensive guide for bird watchers.  The site features regional guides, tips on acquiring necessary bird watching skills, and a tremendous amount of information that will be of help in planning your birding vacation.