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Wild Bird Resources

To help you stay current on the latest trends and information in the birding world, here are a few of our favorite resources. Check back often. Based on customer suggestions, we may be adding to the list!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Dedicated to advancing the understanding and protection of the natural world, the Cornell Lab joins with people from all walks of life to make new scientific discoveries, share insights, and galvanize conservation action. CountryMax has hosted live and virtual speakers from the Cornell Lab, and we’re big fans of their bird cams!

Audubon Bird Migration Explorer

It’s like the Santa-tracker for all kinds of birds. Check the “heroic annual journeys made by over 450 bird species” in real time. 

Montezuma Audubon Center 

With a keen eye on wild bird populations in Upstate New York, including birds of prey native our area, Montezuma is a treasure for bird watchers and anyone who wants to know more about the importance of creating and maintaining bird-friendly communities. 

Merlin app for iPhone and Android

Incredibly handy in your backyard or out on a trail, this free app helps you identify birds you see and hear. Available for iPhones or Android, it’s region-specific and incredibly accurate. 

Birds & Blooms Magazine and Website

With beautiful photography and fascinating stories from across the country and around the globe, this should be on every backyard birder’s radar.

New York State Ornithological Association

Excellent resource of bird groups by region.

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