How to Start Birding
- The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching – An easy-to-follow and thorough guide on how to start bird watching! Written by seasoned bird watcher Jonny!
- An Introduction to Birdwatching – Frequently asked questions about birdwatching, generously written and shared by Harvey Burgess!
- Birds of Vancouver Area – (pdf file) A list of 167 species provided by Dr. Darren Irwin (BIOL 427) specific to the Vancouver area. An excellent resource for identifying birds in Vancouver!
- The Cornell Lab of Ornithology–All About Birds (for beginners, online guide to birds and bird watching
- Birding 101 – Slides to the Birding 101 Workshop. Includes some tips on preparing for bird watching, and goes through some of the more difficult to identify groups of birds. With accompanying youtube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PLAlE02BZ2T__GpUOIW08XygBv2y1Q3wra
Bird Watching in Vancouver
- eBird (for experienced users, list of bird sightings for Metro Vancouver area)
- Birding Spots in Metro Vancouver
- BC Rare Bird Alert