Your Next Skill: Bird Watching
Explore your backyard and our beautiful state while birding! Below you'll find books to get you started, a link to the Seattle Audubon Society and an app for bird identification. Happy birding!
Birds of the Pacific Northwest
In this updated edition of their best-selling field guide, renowned bird experts Tom Aversa, Richard Cannings, and Hal Opperman illuminate the key identification traits, vocalizations, seasonal statuses, habitat preferences, and feeding behaviors of bird species from British Columbia to southern Oregon.
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A Birder's Guide to Washington
An exhaustive tour of every corner of the state for bird-watching, with driving directions and lists for what you are likely to see and where.
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Look at That Bird!
This book explores the most common birds in our region in a way that's approachable and fun for kids 12 and under.
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The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of North America
Considered the premiere guide for "the fledgling birder". The 300 species most likely to be encountered in North America are described on a page each ("adult" field guides usually list several related species per spread), accompanied by a color photo of the bird, two if males and females have different plumage. Grade 6+
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Seattle Audubon Society - Go Birding!
Birdwatching, or “birding,” is a great way to connect with nature around you, anywhere and everywhere. Field trips, neighborhood bird outings and information about finding a birding site. There's also educational classes, youth programs and educational kits for classrooms.View Seattle Audubon Society - Go Birding!
The Cornell Lab - Merlin Bird ID App
Identify the birds you see or hear with Merlin Bird ID Free global bird guide with photos, sounds, maps, and more.View The Cornell Lab - Merlin Bird ID App