subject guide: birding

Learn the ins and outs of birding in Indiana as well as ways to attract desirable birds to your backyard.

Library Materials

Indiana Bird Watching: A Year-Round Guide
by Bill Thompson III
598.0723 THO

Compact Guide to Indiana Birds
by Kenneth J. Brock 
598.097 BRO

Attracting Birds to Your Backyard...
National Audubon Society Birder's Handbook
by Stephen W. Kress
598 KRE


All About Birds -
Created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this site includes a comprehensive Bird Guide as well as a section on birding basics.

North American bird guides by season, family, and region.  Bird classifications and conservation advocacy.

Utilizing a real-time, online checklist program to maximize the utility and accessibility of the vast number of bird observations made each year.  

Identify birds in North America for bird watching or as a bird guide.  Search engine for identiflying birds.  


Indiana Audubon Society -
Founded in 1898, the Indiana Audubon Society’s goal is to foster the appreciation of migrant and resident bird species that are present in Indiana and other regional areas of the world. Its website lists local birding events and has photo galleries of birds seen in Indiana.

Eagle Creek Ornithology Center - Come view beautiful exhibits on birds and birdwatching at the Ornithology Center. You can also attend live bird of prey programs and see a spectacular view of Eagle Creek Reservoir. Free with park admission. 6515 Delong Rd Closed Mondays Indianapolis, IN 46278 Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm 317-327-BIRD (2473)

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