Learning My Local Birds Resources

Linda Bittle
Linda Bittle Posts: 1,500 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'm pulling out my field guides to re-learn my Missouri birds. These 3 books will get a lot of use, as will the following websites:


  • andrea745
    andrea745 Posts: 89 ✭✭✭

    My husband and I are avid birders and we own all three of those guides too. We live in SW FLorida so birding is pretty amazing all year between our seasonal visitors like Roseate Spoonbills and Everglades Kites to natives like Egrets and Herons all year. We mark the birds we see inour books. We also participate most years in the Great American Bird Watch. We saw 35 birds in our neighborhood a few years ago.

  • Linda Bittle
    Linda Bittle Posts: 1,500 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @andrea745 I would love to see a Roseate Spoonbill!

    I once saw a small flock of Pelicans migrating overhead (in mid-Missouri), and stood on the town square with my mouth open until they had disappeared.

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

    I’ve been living at my new home now for 3yrs. Coastal hinterland, very different to where I spent a large part of my life, west of the great divide. We get a cross over of some birds but I’m busily learning the ones new to me. What a delight and this is my go to.

  • Linda Bittle
    Linda Bittle Posts: 1,500 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jodienancarrow it is such fun to learn to recognize new birds! We have Blue Jays in Missouri, where I grew up and have returned to. Near Seattle, where I lived for 10 years, we had Stellar's Jays, and in Idaho we had Magpies. Very different birds, but all Corvids (Crows and Ravens live in all 3 places.) Similar behaviors and voices.

    I like that familiar but not the same quality. Makes learning families easier.