Selected Reading and Resources


Reliable web Sources:

All about birds from Cornell Lab of Ornithology basic bird information on all North American Species-

Birds of North America from Cornell Lab of Ornithology in depth detailed species guides on all North American Species (need subscription)-

Macaulay Library from Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Thousands of species images recorded in conjunction with eBird. Searchable by species, date and location.

A to Z Glossary of Bird Terms- Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Species Taxonomy- Cornell Lab of Ornithology- See Cathartiformes, Accipitriformes, Strigiformes, Falconiformes

Selected Books:

Urban Raptors

Raptors- The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey

Manual of Ornithology- Avian Structure and Function

Birds of Prey- Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Vultures of North America

Migrating Raptors

Hawks at a Distance

Hawks in Flight

Raptor Medicine, Surgery and Rehabilitation

Birds of Prey- Biology and Conservation in the XXI Century

Owls of North America and the Caribbean

Raptor! (children’s book)

How Birds Migrate

The Wind Masters

Selected Apps:

Raptor ID from Hawkwatch International

iBird Pro

Merlin Bird ID

Audubon Owls


Sibley Birds