Resources

The BBC has compiled a list of some of our favorite web-based resources. 

Birding Massachusetts and New England

MassBird
Learn about and report notable recent sightings.

eBird
The largest worldwide database of bird sightings, run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

BirdNet App
Identify birds by sound.

Bird Observer: The New England Birding Journal
A New England-based bimonthly journal for birders of all skill levels, publishes original articles on birding locations, on avian populations and natural history, on regional rarities, book reviews and field notes, bird sightings, photographs, and artwork.

Bird Observer’s New England Birding Guides
These pocket guides are invaluable for exploring new birding spots. Some are open-access and others require a Bird Observer subscriptions

Maine Birding Trail
All the information you need to explore Maine and its birds. 

BirdCast
Bird migration forecasts in real-time

Weather

NOAA 

Intellicast

Weather Underground

Weather.com

Marine Weather Forecast 

Wind Conditions

Tide Chart

For Beginner Birders

How to Start Birding
This National Audubon guide offers many useful links and resources.

Merlin Bird ID
Free, instant bird identification app.

Audubon Bird Guide App
A free and complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds.

Birdwatching Essentials: Free Introductory Course
Designed for beginners, this 4-chapter primer will provide the essential tools and knowledge to enjoy birdwatching with a focus on New England species.

Buying Binoculars

Dressing and Preparing for a Day of Birding 

For Young Birders

Young Birders Network
A Facebook group for young birders: check