February 11, 2022

LIBRARY

LIBRARY

Videos

Birds for Kids
A fun and engaging introductory video of birds for kids.

Birding Basics and Beyond: Birding Ethics and Etiquette
Bill Thompson III shares some advice and tips on how to be an ethical birder and how to use proper birding etiquette whether far afield or in the backyard.

How to Use Binoculars for Birding
Using binoculars can be easy! Step by step tutorial on how to use binoculars for birding. 

Bird Migration in the Era of Climate Change
In this TED Talk, Scott Weidensaul discusses the immense challenges birds face as global migration patterns meet an era of rapid climate change - and what we can do to help.

Climate Change and Birds
Global warming threatens the survival of nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada, including many of the birds we see every day. 

Go Inside an Antarctic 'City' of 400,000 King Penguins
South Georgia’s St. Andrews Bay has a busy beach that’s home to 400,000 king penguins who have converged here to raise the next generation.

Mesmerizing Owl Moments
With the ability to fly silently and detect prey with stunning accuracy, owls are master aerial predators. Enjoy this selection of owl moments taken from the BBC Earth library.

Talking Talons Videos
A playlist of videos from Talking Talons over the years.

 

Readings

What Makes a Bird a Bird?
A complete and detailed list of what exactly a bird is and how it is different from other types of animal species.

10 Tips for Better Bird Watching
A list of techniques bird watchers have developed to find and get a good look at more birds. 

Birding in New Mexico
A list of can’t miss destinations for bird watchers in New Mexico. These birding hotspots are known for having some of the most diverse bird populations in North America.

6 Birding Hotspots in and Around Albuquerque
You don’t have to travel far from home to see birds. Here is a list of 6 birding locations in and near Albuquerque.  

 7 Simple Actions to Help Birds
Helping birds can be as simple as making changes to everyday habits. Here’s a quick list of 7 simple actions you can take to help birds.

Why Care About Birds?
Here are 5 reasons why birds make human lives better.

 

Free Birding and Nature Apps

Merlin Bird ID App
Beginners guide to identifying birds. You can identify birds by the sounds they make or by pictures you upload to the app

Seek by iNaturalist
Using image recognition technology, you can identify plants and animals around you. Earn badges for seeing different types of birds, amphibians, plants, and fungi and participate in monthly observation challenges.

eBird
A convenient, paperless and easy way to track your bird sightings. With eBird, track and upload your sightings from the field or at home. It offers exact location pinning using your phone’s GPS, wifi or data. Then, easily export your lists to share across social media platforms.

 

Bird and Wildlife Protection Agencies

American Bird Conservancy - Join the Bird Conservation Alliance
As a member, your group can help reduce threats to birds, garner vital funding for bird conservation work, and protect and restore key habitats for threatened species.

Central New Mexico Audubon Society
Whether you just want to get out birding, or you want to devote time and energy to making New Mexico a better place for wildlife and nature lovers, this is the place for you. Browse this site to learn more about what we do and how you can become involved.

The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico
Join a group that for more than 40 years has worked to protect more than 1.5 million acres of New Mexico’s forests, rivers and grasslands.

World Wildlife Fund
Check out World Wildlife Fund’s extensive page on ways to get involved in making a difference on our planet. WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

Sierra Club
Take action with the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our millions of members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world.