Our Latest BIRD ID sheets

With such an increase in Birding interest here in Michigan, we decided we needed to get some ID help going. We asked our members and many expert Birders in Southeastern Michigan for their ideas and help in putting something together that would assist the beginner in identifying different Birds while out on the Trails.

The two sheet we put together should help in telling one Bird from another. Practice is always the best way to get more proficient at IDing different Birds. But these ID sheets should help everyone in getting that quick ID going, rather then just standing there and saying…..”What a Cool Bird that was”. :-)

Birding has taken some huge strides the last couple of years, with all the web sites and APPS for our cell phones and Tablets. These make Identifying Birds out in the field, much easier. But there still needs to be a pattern to what you are looking for and in what order, that will best and most quickly help you ID that Bird.

Here are a few web sites to assist you in Identying various Birds almost everywhere:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

http://identify.whatbird.com/mwg/_/0/attrs.aspx

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birding/backyard-bird-identifier/

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You can Download our new BIRD ID SHEETS here:

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One thought on “Our Latest BIRD ID sheets

  1. We put this new BIRD ID sheets together with the help of the HM membership. More and more, people are watching our feathered friends and want to know what Bird that was. These ID sheets are a helpful way to quickly be able to ID most Birds. Getting into a regular pattern, on how you look at a Bird and what you see first, will assist you in identifying that Bird. It works! And the more practice at it, the better we get. 🙂

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