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Birds

Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

http://www.borealbirdcentre.ca/

This is an important education and research centre focusing on the neotropical birds that summer in the Lesser Slave Lake region and on northern Alberta’s boreal forest generally.

Birds of the Athabasca Region 

Athabasca Birds  [Download to double-sided legal paper for best result.] 

This is a PDF copy of the  Friends of the Athabasca Environment and Crooked Creek Conservancy Society of Athabasca, checklist of the 222 species seen in the region thus far.  

eBird

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

This joint project of the Cornell Lab for Ornithology and the National Audubon Society provides tools and reporting mechanisms for citizen-scientists to help map bird abundance and distribution.

Merlin

http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

This app offers fast visual learning for beginners using Cornell Lab of Ornithology data configured to the date and your location.  It’s good for children as well as adults.

Larkwire for the Planet

http://www.larkwire.com/

This Master Birder (land birds, water birds) auditory program uses computer game ploys to speed transition to intermediate/advanced birder level.

iBird Canada

http://iphone.ibird.com/About_Canada.html

This Mitch Waite Group app covers the birds found in the Athabasca area.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/

This is an indispensable source for all things birding related.