Resources

Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Shasta Wildlife Rescue is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, orphaned and injured wildlife in Northern California. Through all of their activities they educate and encourage our community to value the connection between people and the natural environment. They are OUR LOCAL wildlife rehab organization and we support all of their efforts on behalf of our wildlife.

Audubon’s Online Guide to North American Birds

This free online guide to North American Birds features over 800 species of birds in 22 Orders and 74 families. The guide covers all of North America’s regular breeding birds – as well as non-breeding species that regularly or occasionally visit North America, north of Mexico.

Birds of North America Online

This comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North America’s breeding birds is a project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Ornithologists’ Union. Account contents are updated frequently, with contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors.

eBird

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program. eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

Bird Sounds

Listen to the sounds and calls of 602 North American bird species at Bird Sounds

Birding Organizations

Shasta Birders– A group for reporting bird sightings in Shasta County California and having birding related discussions. Here is a link to the signup page.

Central Valley Bird Club– This forum is for discussing birds of the Central Valley.

American Birding AssociationThe American Birding Association inspires all people to enjoy and protect wild birds

American Bird Conservancy– American Bird Conservancy advances bird conservation through direct action and by finding and engaging the people and groups needed to succeed, regardless of their political, economic, or social point of view. ABC seeks innovative, fair solutions to difficult issues.

National Audubon Society– Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

California Audubon Society– By bringing people together to appreciate, enjoy, and protect birds and nature, Audubon California and our supporters are building a better future for our state. We accomplish this through conservation, advocacy, community involvement, and by tapping into an active network that includes more than 50,000 members and 48 affiliated chapters in communities throughout California.

Audubon California is dynamic field program of the National Audubon Society:

  •     Bird and wildlife conservation
  •     Educational programs for adults, children, and families
  •     Habitat restoration and protection
  •     Active local chapters
  •     Putting research into action
  •     Volunteer science
  •     Nature Centers and Sanctuaries
  •     Policy advocacy
  •     Birding and outdoor fun

Audubon California Local Chapters– Find out more about the local Audubon chapter in your area.

Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching

This is an excellent source with links to several informational pages on everything from “choosing the right binoculars” to “bird identification” and, most importantly, “birding ethics.”

Birding for Kids

A great resource to guide kids into the birding world