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This page has links to the sites I regularly use

It includes links to my other pages with bird pictures etc.



To identify birds from photos use my pictures [for India] or the many galleries listed below. For pictures of a named bird Wikipedia is excellent

This Site
My European bird photos [this is a new section]
My Photos of the birds of India [Huge number of birds over many years]
My bird books
Bird migration [my excel file summarising dates for UK migrants]
Nature Reserves
Links to My General Bird websites
Websites with great pictures and videos
Many more websites [among top 50 birdwatchers' websites]

Links to my General Bird Websites  
Tides in Southampton area    
Weather forecast    
RSPB Photos, news, birdfood
British Trust for Ornithology
Birdguides Photos, news, CDs
IRIS gallery Part of Birdguides; excellent gallery where we can upload our pics
Fatbirder Huge general site
Birds of Andhra Pradesh From Fatbirder
Birds of India Fatbirder site
Bird books From Amazon
Bird books My comments
Haiths birdfood    
CJ Birdfood    
RSPB shop    
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Websites with great pictures and videos
Life of Birds About David Attenborough's TV series
Videos and soundclips of 6000 bird species  
Sibley Guides to birds of USA A beautiful website of a great artist
Indiabirds Superb galleries; also butterflies
 
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Some of the top most useful websites for birdwatchers
Many of these I found in Gordon Hamlett's list of '50 top sites' published in The Birdwatcher's Yearbook and Diary, Buckingham Press
Top 500 most popular sites [not necessarily the best]    
     
Bird identification  
RSPB birds and wildlife RSPB Bird identification  
Surfbirds Britain Surfbirds Britain and Europe  
BirdID A very extensive good site British Trust for Ornithology identification videos  
Air Oasis A slightly strange site with many interesting linked sites (Thanks to anabel Barnes for this)  
     
Bird populations Websites for specific bird groups  
BTO Bird Atlas page

The Great Bustard Group

 
BTO Bird Trends Black Redstarts  
State of the Birds; 2010 Report on climate change (USA) Bird bookshop [NHBS]  
Rare Breeding Birds Panel [UK] Oxford university's swifts  
  Crossbills ['pinemuncher' blog]  
Databases etc The Owl Pages  
Avibase; the world's biggest birds database Hawk Conservancy Trust  
IOC World Bird List Hawk and Owl Trust site  
Maps Red kites site  
Ordnance Survey Get a map Peregrine falcons on Derby Cathedral  
Bill Oddie's Birding Map of Britain Golden Eagle & other raptors [Ireland]  
Record Keeping Highland Foundation for Wildlife [raptors]  
Database ['professional' database] Scottish Raptor Group  
International wader study group site  
Sights and Sounds Seabirding  
David Attenborough's huge site of animals, birds etc SeaWatch SW Southampton Oceanography Centre project  
Videos and soundclips of 6000 bird species International Goose research group  
Recordings of bird songs    
     
Birdwatchers communicating    
Birdwatching contacts [and information] worldwide    

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Nature reserves
The Wildlife Trusts UK Home page of WLT; they are responsible for many reserves
WLT reserves List of all UK WLT reserves  
Map showing WLT reserves around Southampton Go to the map and click on reserve of interest  
RSPB reserves [Map]    
Hants County Council countryside page    
     
Local WLT Reserves [around Southampton]
   
Home page of LWT Hampshire & IOW    
Blashford Lakes Reserve My pictures from Blashford Lakes  
Swanwick Lakes    
Testwood Lakes    
Arreton Down IOW    
Farlington Marshes, near Portsmouth NB: car park will be closed this winter [2010-2011]  
Pamber forest Near Tadley near Basingstoke  
Roydon woods New forest near Brokenhurst  
St. Catherine's Hill Near Winchester  
Winnal Moors Near Winchester  
Other local reserves
   
Titchfield Haven    
Langstone Harbour RSPB reserve  
Arne [Purbeck] RSPB reserve  
Pilsey Island RSPB reserve  
Lymington-Keyhaven marshes Hants County Council reserve  
Hawk Conservancy Trust Near Andover  
     

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