Birding Online

Click on the toggle boxes below to reveal all sort of interesting website links related to birds and birding.

Contribute to Citizen Science by reporting your bird sightings on eBirdA few minutes of your time helps scientists track bird population  movements and trends. You can even keep your own life lifts! Learn more on the eBird website.

Bird Identification

  • North American Bird SongsOn these pages are the sounds of North American birds; not just bird calls or bird songs, but all the sounds birds make, such as wing sounds and bill rattles. Most files are in Windows WAV format, and all have been edited for file size and clarity. Many have been filtered in ways which do not affect the bird’s song, but which may highlight the important parts of the sample.
  • Bird Song MnemonicsHere are two lists of mnemonics and other descriptions that can be used as an aid to remembering and identifying birds in the field by their songs and calls. The first list, by Voice, is sorted alphabetically by the sounds birds make. The second, by Bird, is sorted alphabetically by bird name.
  • Xeno Canto –  dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world. Whether you are a research scientist, a birder, or simply curious about a sound that you heard out your kitchen window, we invite you to listen, download, and explore the bird sound recordings in the collection. More than just a collection of recordings. It is also a collaborative project. We invite you to share your own bird recordings, help identify mystery recordings, or share your expertise in the forums.
  • is an interactive website to help students, volunteers and professionals improve their skills at identifying wildlife by sight or by sound, particularly so that they can participate in nature survey and monitoring programs.
  • All About Birds – The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s very comprehensive online bird identification guide.
  • Guide to North America’s Birds – The National Audubon Society’s online bird identification guide.

Regroupement Québec Oiseaux (RQO) maintain the most up to date list of rare bird sightings in Québec.