Birds : Recommended Resources
California condor (Gymnogyps californianus). ©San Diego Zoo Global. All rights reserved.
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The books, videos, and journals listed below are a good starting point for your research. They can be found at the San Diego Zoo Global Library or on our website. Find more through our Search Everything! and Library Catalog links.
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Contents: v.1. Ostrich to ducks; v.2. New world vultures to guineafowl; v.3. Hoatzin to auks; v.4. Sandgrouse to cuckoos; v.5. Barn-owls to hummingbirds; v.6. Mousebirds to hornbills; v.7. Jacamars to woodpeckers; v 8. Broadbills to tapaculos; v.9. Cotingas to pipits and wagtails; v.10. Cuckoo-shrikes to thrushes; v.11. Old World flycatchers to Old World warblers; v.12. Picathartes to tits and chickadees; v.13. Penduline-tits to shrikes; v.14. Bush-shrikes to Old World sparrows; v.15. Weavers to New World warblers; v.16. Tanagers to New World blackbirds; v.17. New Species and Global Index.
Audubon videoguide to 505 birds of North America on two DVDs
National Audubon Society
Call no. QL681 .A93 2004
The life of birds
Featuring narration by David Attenborough
Call no. QL698.3 L54 2002
Journals & Databases
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Sounds & Images
- Avian Vocalizations Center, Michigan State University
- Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics
- One of the largest collections of recorded animal sounds
- Ohio State University
- Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- Largest and oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings
- Patuxent Bird Songs
- Bird song recordings
- Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
- Xeno-Canto: Bird Sounds From the Americas
- 4,500 species from Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australasia
Birds by Taxonomic Group
Birds by Geographic Region
Information Searches to End Extinction
Search Everything! Try these pre-designed searches to find articles and books about at-risk species (onsite access only)