Field Guides and Apps
- Free app: Audubon Bird Guide: North America
- Article about Field Guides and Apps from NAS
- Merlin: Cornell Lab's free Bird identification app
- All About Birds: Cornel Lab's on-line field guides
- Nova Butterflies and Skippers
Local Birding Hotspots
In-depth PDF fact sheets on hot birding spots here in Northern Virginia can be found here.
Birding Away From Home
Planning a birding vacation this summer in hopes of seeing species that never show themselves in the mid-Atlantic region? Or just hoping to find one day to bird during a trip to visit relatives in some distant state?
Another approach is to use the, Birding Pal site. It is largely a list of people who have expressed willingness to take visitors on field trips to look for birds. Most of these people will work on a volunteer basis; some are local professionals who charge a fee. Entries are arranged by location, so you can easily find a contact in South Dakota or North Waziristan.