Birding Links

Iowa Birds & Birding (Iowa Ornithologists' Union)
Waterloo, Iowa - Iowa's 1st Bird Friendly Community
Bird Friendly Iowa
Survival By Degrees- Bird & Climate Visualizer Tool
Climate Action Handbook
National Audubon Climate Special Report
Plant Native Species for Birds
Vulnerable Birds in Black Hawk County

Birdcams, Wildlife Cams, Podcasts & Blogs - (Birdcams are seasonal; check back if they are not live)

Decorah Eagle Cam, Raptor Resource Project, Decorah, Iowa
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birdcams - Find the Panama Fruit Feeder cam & others here

Dubuque County Peregrine Falcon Cam, Dubuque County, Iowa
Great Horned Owl Cam - International Owl Center, Houston, MN
Great Gray Owl Nest Cam - Owl Resarch Institute
Long-eared Owl Nest Cam - Owl Research Institute
Talkin' Birds - Radio show about wild birds and the beauty of nature
Speaking of Nature - Photo blog by PRAS Board member, Kenneth Heiar
Ladage Photography - Photo blog by PRAS member, Kip Ladage
Monterey Bay Aquarium Aviary Cam - Plus, look for the link to the jellyfish cams!

Identification Sites

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
All About Birds - Online Birds Guide
Audubon's Online Guide to North American Birds  
Birding Basics & Tips to Improve ID Skills 
Beginner's Guide to Bird Watching
Birding by Ear Feb 2017 PRAS Presentation Handout
Xeno-canto: Sharing bird sounds from around the world
Downloadable Bird ID Posters: Common Feeder Birds & Hummingbirds

Eastern Sparrow Facial Markings-ID Help
Duck Facial Markings-ID Help
Shorebird Facial Markings-ID Help
Plover Facial Markings-ID Help
Woodpecker Facial Markings-ID Help
Warbler Facial Markings-ID Help
Warbler Identification Guide
Warbler ID Tips -- Warbler ID Quiz

PRAS Basic Bird ID Tips: Christmas Bird Count Edition

Birding Listservs--What's Being Seen by Other Birders

Iowa Ornithologists' Union - Iowa Bird Listserv -- Join the listserv to see Iowa sightings or find the link to read messages without joining
Surfbirds: The World Birding Website -- Search for Iowa or any other state or country

Birding Festivals

Birding Festivals - Posted on Cornell Lab of Ornithology website -- Scroll down to see the current listings for birding festivals.

Other Links of Interest