Local Resources

Rules For Birding At Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Get Out San Diego – Park finder for all parks in San Diego County

San Diego County Bird Atlas by Phil Unitt published in 2004:  The species accounts  &  Bird Atlas information

San Diego Bird Festival

San Diego County Vector Control West Nile Virus:  How to report dead bird.

SD Birding – Rare Bird Alert

San Diego Field Ornithologists

Interactive Bird Trail Map for Salton Sea

 Birding Groups:

birdingSanDiego   This group welcomes the novice and intermediate birder.

San Diego Region Birding  This group welcomes the intermediate and advanced birder.

Additional Audubon Groups

National Audubon Society


San Diego Audubon

Buena Vista Audubon

Kern River Preserve

Conservation Organizations

Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park

Friends of Lake Hodges

Project WildlifeWho to call if you find an injured bird.

SoCal Parrot – Who to call if you find an injured parrot or parakeet.

The Endangered Habitats League

Escondido Creek Conservancy

San Dieguito River Park

Nature Collective


Report an Encounter of a Marked Bird (USGS)

Collective Nouns for Birds

Bird Glossary

American Birding Association Code of Birding Ethics

Article – Buying Binoculars

      A Guide to Bird Watching with Binoculars (Also includes links to additional information on bird watching)

Birding Mail Archive

       Birdwatching Guide For The Whole Family

       Birdwatching Guide For All Levels (2020)

       Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching

       A Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying Birds

Information on Care of Tree for Birds

Guide to Bird Watch From Your Window (Recommendation from young beginning birder)

California Parrot Project:  Has information about parrot/parakeet species found in Southern California.

       Database of Hundreds of Parrot Species

       Official Birds of the United States

Bird Watching – A Beginner’s Guide

       Ornithology Resources for All Ages

 Bird Photos



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