Bird & Wildlife Lists + Articles & Other Resources

Learn about our area, birds and wildlife with these wonderful free online resources for you and your family. View festivals along the Pacific Flyway.

Articles
What Bird Guide Is Best For You?
The Audubon Guide to Binoculars
Birdwatching Is an Easy Way to Practice Mindfulness
Why Do Birds Matter?
Be a Better Birder: How to Identify Bird Songs
Female Birdsong Is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves
A Yard Full Of Native Plants Is A Yard Full Of Well-Fed Birds
Get to Know These 15 Common Birds
Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found for one of world's rarest birds
Grow These Native Plants So Your Backyard Birds Can Feast
Why You Should Start Searching for Rusty Blackbirds
There's a New Theory for Why Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers Look So Alike
Many Female Birds Sing Beautiful Songs—All We Have To Do Is Listen
10 things we didn’t know about seabirds (until now)
Birdwatching Is an Easy Way to Practice Mindfulness
Are There More Crows and Ravens in the Bay Area These Days?

Online Tools
Audubon Bird App
Bird Academy
Bird Life International
Bird Watchers Digest
CalFlora
California Native Plants Society - Marin Plant Lists
California Watchable Wildlife
eBird
iNaturalist App
Macaulay Library
Merlin Bird ID App
North Bay Birds Forum
Year of the Bird
San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Inventory & Monitoring

Marin Birding Locations - Marin Audubon

Point Reyes National Seashore's Bird Lists
Bird Checklist
Abbotts Lagoon and Lighthouse
Bear Valley and Limantour Beach
Five Brooks and Palomarin

Point Reyes Annual Christmas Bird Count

Point Reyes National Seashore's Wildlife Lists
Amphibians
Butterflies
Fish List
Mammals List
Reptiles

Point Reyes National Seashore's Plant Guides
Algae and Marine Plants
Cone Bearing Plants
Fern and Fern Allies Plants
Flowering Plants
Macrofungi
Non Native Plants
Threatened, Rare or Endangered Plants
Point Reyes Plant Checklist

California Floristic Province
NPS Guide: Plants Out of Place Brochure

Wildflowers of Chimney Rock - ID Guide

 

Photo header: Great Blue Heron by Carlos Porrata