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Information resources for ornithological studies

Databases & Indexes

Some people just start browsing the journals or grab a field guide . Others make a more methodical search through the databases to find specific information. When starting research, the later is recommended although GoogleScholar is not a bad place especially if you do not access to the specialized databases.

  • Avibase  Includes distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages and more onover 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies worldwide. 
  • Birds of North America  An excellent resource for basic descriptions, images, calls and more.