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You can access the pages in this section from the drop-down main menu... this page gives you some general links or ones which don't easily go on other pages.

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Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer, and Build

By Peter Goodfellow | 160 pages | 300 color illustrations | Princeton University Press | Hardcover | 2011
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ISBN: 9781908005847
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Avian Urban Ecology: Behavioural and Physiological Adaptations

Edited by Diego Gil & Henrik Brumm | Hardback | Nov 2013 | Oxford University Press | 217 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
ISBN: 9780199661572
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Bird Populations

by Ian Newton | Hardback | Aug 2013 | Harper Collins |
ISBN: 9780007429530
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Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches

by Peter R Grant - 492 pages, col photos, b\w photos, illus, figs, tabs. Princeton University Press 1999
ISBN: 0691048665
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Essential Ornithology

by Graham Scott | OUP | Softcover | 2010 | £27.50 | 162 Pages | 100+ Illustrations | See Fatbirder Review
ISBN: 9780198569978
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History of Ornithology

By Valerie Chansigaud | 240 pages, 250 colour artworks | New Holland Publishers | Hardcover | 2009 | RRP: £17.99 | NHBS Price: £16.19
ISBN: 9781847734334
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Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin

by Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny & Bob Montgomerie | Princeton University Press | Hardback | 2014 |
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ISBN: 9780691151977
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The Atlas of Birds:

Mapping Avian Diversity, Behaviour and Habitats Worldwide By Mike Unwin | 144 pages | colour photos | tables | distribution maps | A & C Black | Softcover | 2011
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ISBN: 9781408134702
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The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 1: Non-passerines

The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 1: Non-passerines | EC Dickinson (Editor), JV Remsen Jr. (Editor) | 461 pages, with CD-ROM | Aves Press | Hardback | May 2013 | Edition: 4 | Price: £59.99
ISBN: 9780956861108
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The John James Audubon Portfolio: Main Fleurie Edition

John James Audubon 248 pages, 48 illus. Editions de la Main Fleurie 2004
ISBN: 2960049306
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The Ornithologist's Dictionary

Johannes Erritzoe, Kaj Kampp, Kevin Winker and Clifford B Frith Lynx
ISBN: 8496553434
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The Unfeathered Bird

by Katrina van Grouw | Hardback | 304 pages | 385 colour illustrations | 01 Dec 2012 | Princeton University Press
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ISBN: 9780691151342
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The Wisdom of Birds

by Tim Birkhead - Bloomsbury 2008 See:
ISBN: 9780747592563
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Birds and Science
Part scientific BLOG, part on-line scince journal with everyone able to contribute to avian science…



BIRDNET provides information for and about ornithology, the scientific study of birds. The site serves professional ornithologists and the general public. BIRDNET is provided by the Ornithological Council, a public information organization established and supported by eleven Western Hemisphere ornithological societies...

Wetlands International Cormorant Research Group


The Wetlands International Cormorant Research Group was officially founded at the 3rd European Cormorant Conference held in Gdansk, Poland, in April 1993. Its main aim is to facilitate the exchange of information on both ecology and biology of the different species of cormorants worldwide and on possible conflicts between cormorants and human fisheries' interests. To achieve this goal, regular meetings and workshops are organised and, at least once a year, the Cormorant Research Group Bulletin will be published. Contributions of ornithologists as well as of fishery biologists and nature management officials to our activities are welcomed...


Mailing List
Scientific discussion of ornithology...


Saguenay Lac St-Jean, Québec (Canada) [liste francophone - French list]


Mailing List
"Liste de discussion sur les oiseaux d'Europe." Discussion of French birds, in French...

Animal Demography Unit


Animal Demography Unit, Deparment of Zoology, University of Cape Town - From 1 January 2008, the Avian Demography Unit (or the ADU for short) will become the Animal Demography Unit (still the ADU). What prompted this? Ever since the ADU initiated the frog atlas project a decade ago in 1998, there have been issues with the name Avian Demography Unit – “Why is the Avian Demography Unit doing the frog atlas?” This inconsistency has recently been heightened by our involvement with projects on reptiles (Southern African Reptile Conservation Assessment, effectively the reptile atlas), and with butterflies (Southern African Butterfly Conservation Assessment, the butterfly atlas), and with five postgraduate students doing PhD and MSc projects on seals, one on rare mammals in Namibia and even one on dwarf chameleons...



Avibase contains taxonomic and distribution information (including maps) for all 10,000 extant species and 22,000 subspecies of birds in the world, plus several extinct and ancient fossil species. The site also offers searching tools for internet sites and images, as well as links to other sites such as ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information Systems) and Birdlife threathened birds of the World website. This site is the result of nearly 12 years of work on a database that now contains close to a million records, including 300,000 occurence records and 180,000 synonyms in over a dozen languages. Bird checklists of the world, which offers bird checklists for over 500 countries and regions, has now also been integrated into Avibase, but continues to be available directly from my other web site Bird Links to the World... Denis Lepage - Bird Studies Canada



birdRS: a compilation of 'birdReSearch' from scientific, Governmental, birding enthusiasts, and public resources, to bring together the latest findings in research into bird behaviour, biology, and genetics...


Envolée au pays des oiseaux. Portail ornithologique. Guide d`identification, annuaire des oiseaux. Des centaines de photos, dessins et chants d`oiseaux. Encyclopédie ornithologique, biologie...



A general site

Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin


Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin is a book about the modern history of ornithology. In it we document the major people and discoveries that put the study of birds front and centre in the development of Biology since Darwin’s day....



A Enciclopédia das Aves do Brasil - Bem-vindo ao WikiAves, um site de conteúdo interativo direcionado à comunidade brasileira de observadores de aves, com o objetivo de apoiar, divulgar e promover a atividade de observação de aves, fornecendo gratuitamente ferramentas avançadas para controle de fotos, sons, textos, identificação de espécies, comunicação entre observadores entre outras. Navegue, participe e descubra como funciona o WikiAves!

The Encyclopedia of the Birds of Brazil - Welcome to the WikiAves, a site of interactive content directed the Brazilian community of birdwatchers, with the objective to support, showcase and to promote birding through photos songs & calls, texts, identification of species, communication between observers among other things.

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