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ONLINE RESOURCES
Lists of quality animal websites.
RESEARCH GUIDES
These guides have been created by staff at the San Diego Zoo Library to help you get started on your research. They contain a mix of recommended books, journals, and online resources.

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Reference

LIBRARY RESOURCES
Species-specific information compiled by SDZG staff.

BIRD RESEARCH GUIDE


MATERIALS IN THE LIBRARY


These books, videos, and journals can be found at the San Diego Zoo Global Library or online. They are a good starting point for your research. Find more through the Library Catalog and Journals Catalog.

BOOKS

Bird coloration (2 volume set)
Edited by Geoffrey E. Hill and Kevin J. McGraw
Call no. QL673 .B57 2006 REF

The birds of Africa (7 volume set)
Edited by Leslie Brown
Call no. QL692 .A1 B878 1997 REF

Clinical avian medicine (2 volume set)
By Greg J. Harrison and Teresa Lightfoot
Call no. SF994.2 .A1 C54 2006 REF

Handbook of the birds of the world (15+ volume set)
Edited by Josep del Hoyo
Call no. QL674 .H36 2010 REF

Important bird areas Americas : priority sites for biodiversity conservation
Edited by Susan Aguilar Mugica
Call no. QL676.5 .A48 2009 REF

The state of the birds : 2010 report on climate change
North American Bird Conservation Initiative
Call no. QL676.5 .S73 2010 REF

VIDEOS

Birds of prey : their biology and ecology
Featuring narration by Chris Ackerman
Call no. QL696 .F3 B57 2005

The life of birds
Featuring narration by David Attenborough
BBC Video
Call no. QL698.3 L54 2002

Winged migration
Featuring narration by Jacques Perrin
Call no. QL698.9 .W56 2001

JOURNALS

Acta Ornithologica
AFA Watchbird
Africa Birds & Birding
Ardea
ASA Avicultural Bulletin
The Auk
Avian Diseases
Avicultural Journal
Bird Conservation International
Birdscope
The Condor
Ibis
Journal of Avian Biology
Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Journal of Raptor Research
Living Bird Quarterly
Marine Ornithology
Notornis
Ornithological Science
Southern Bird
Waterbirds
Western Birds
World Birdwatch


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LITERATURE DATABASES

  • BioOne
    • Full-text articles from biological science journals, including American Midland Naturalist, Ardea, The Auk, Avian Diseases, The Condor, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Raptor Research, Ornithological Science, Waterbirds, and The Wilson Journal of Ornithology
  • Birds of North America
    • Cornell Lab of Ornithology
    • Subscription database -- only available from SDZ Global computers
  • GRIN (Global Raptor Information Network)
    • Database provides information on diurnal raptors
    • Search the Bibliography for raptor literature
  • OWL (Ornithological Worldwide Literature)
    • Database of ornithological publications (previously Recent Ornithological Literature)
  • SORA (Searchable Ornithological Research Archive)
    • Open access journal archives collaboration between American Ornithologists Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Association of Field Ornithologists, Wilson Ornithological Society and University of New Mexico Libraries

TRAINING / ENRICHMENT / HUSBANDRY


TAXONOMIC INFORMATION


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QUALITY WEBSITES

 

General Bird Websites

 
 

Audio-Visual Resources

 
     Photo & Visual
  • Internet Bird Collection
    • Free audiovisual library sponsored by the Handbook of the Birds of the World
  • NestCams
    • Real-time webcam videos of birds
    • Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • VIREO (Visual Resourches for Ornithology)
    • Bird photograph collection
    • The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Wild Condor Cam
    • Ventana Wildlife Society Condor Sanctuary, Big Sur, CA

     Vocalizations

 

By Geographic Region

 
 

Specific Types of Birds

 

FACT SHEETS


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