Bird Week: Birds of the Pacific Northwest

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with the Seward Park Audubon Center for Bird Week, April 23-30, in celebration of the center’s tenth anniversary and the National Audubon Society’s 2018 Year of the Bird.

The Pacific Northwest region is blessed with many bird species and birdwatching enthusiasts.  With longer days, April is a fine month to appreciate wild birds.  To learn more about birds, check out the Birds of North America database by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  It offers a wealth of information on over 700 species – including biology, distribution, habitats, and migration.  There is also a multimedia gallery with vocalizations and videos.

Another excellent tool is Seattle Audubon’s BirdWeb, an online guide to Washington State birds.  In addition to species biology, the information given includes birding sites, field trips, endangered status, and useful birding resources.

Seattle Audubon also provides other links related to birds and birding, conservation organizations, and environmental education.

Here is a list of recommended books on birds of the Pacific Northwest.  During the month of April, a book display on this topic will be shown on Level 7 of the Central Library.

 

~ Posted by library staff

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