BirdSite a catalog of media for birds worldwide

Welcome to BirdSite.org, an online community for sharing wild bird photos and sounds.
Have a look around! Please Register and feel free to participate. If you have a photo, but don’t know what kind of bird it is, please request an ID. Learn more about Adding Images or Sounds.
This site is a work-in-progress. I still have lots of things to do. If you have ideas, please make suggestions.
Thanks for stopping by.

About this Site

This site was inspired by BugGuide, where I’ve been a participant for several years, both as a photographer and a developer. I’d been thinking about doing a similar site for other fauna that I photograph. This forum thread made it clear that others were interested in such a site for birds. I decided to build it. For my own programming amusement I created this site as my first project with Ruby on Rails.

Please note that I am not an ornithologist or a bird expert of any kind! The idea is to create a community here where the accuracy of the identifications will improve over time. Please contact an expert at a university, natural resources agency, etc. if you need professional advice, go to : www.cages-animaux.fr/cage-oiseaux.

Thanks go to J.H. for giving me and my wife the birding “bug” from the good old days camping together in Ohio. And thanks to T.B. for creating BugGuide.

Help / FAQ

This page will eventually become a list of answers to frequently-asked-questions and other helpful information.

How do I Add an Image or Sound to the Site?
Make sure you have registered and are logged in.
If you don’t know what the bird is, surf to ID Request and then click “Add New Media File at this Level”. Complete the form and submit it, and your image/sound will appear on that page.
If you know what the bird is, find it in the taxonomy tree by clicking Browse Taxonomy or using the Search (check the taxonomy box). Then complete the form and submit it.
What if the Bird is not in the Taxonomy or my Location is not in the List?
For now, contact me and I’ll be happy to add it to the list. In the meantime, you can put your image/sound as far down in the taxonomy or location list as is accurate for your bird.

Text Formatting
Media descriptions and comments can contain certain HTML tags and BirdSite-specific tags.

HTML Tags:
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BirdSite Tags:
[media:1234] links to a media file page with the ID of 1234
[taxon:1234] links to a taxon page with the ID of 1234
[location:1234] links to a location page with the ID of 1234
[thumb:1234] shows a thumbnail of the image with ID 1234; if the ID is of an audio clip, a text link will be displayed

United States Birds

Regions

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Gray Catbird
Gray Catbird Brown-Headed Cowbirds
Brown-Headed Cowbirds Chwatnut-Sided Warbler
Chwatnut-Sided Warbler Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler Hooded Warbler
Hooded Warbler Black Throated Green Warbler
Black Throated Green Warbler
Northern Parula
Northern Parula Harris’s Hawk, Turkey Vulture and Red-tailed Hawk
Harris’s Hawk, Turkey Vulture and Red-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk vs. Harris’s Hawks
Red-tailed Hawk vs. Harris’s Hawks Harris’s Hawks
Harris’s Hawks
Bombycilla cedrorum (Cedar Waxwings)
Bombycilla cedrorum (Cedar Waxwings) Passer domesticus - female?
Passer domesticus - female? Black-necked Stilt
Black-necked Stilt Black-bellied Plover?
Black-bellied Plover?
Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Catbird Nestlings
Gray Catbird Nestlings Gray Catbird Nestlings
Gray Catbird Nestlings Red Junglefowl, Wild Rooster and Hens
Red Junglefowl, Wild Rooster and Hens Red Junglefowl, Wild Chicken
Red Junglefowl, Wild Chicken
Black-crowned Night Heron, Aukuu Black-crowned Night Heron, Aukuu Japanese White-eye, Mejiro
Japanese White-eye, Mejiro Black-crowned Night Heron, Aukuu Black-crowned Night Heron, Aukuu Duck
Duck
Duckling
Duckling Ducklings and Duck
Ducklings and Duck Ducks
Ducks Hawaiian Coot, 'Alae ke’oke’o
Hawaiian Coot, 'Alae ke’oke’o
Hawaiian Coot, 'Alae ke’oke’o
Hawaiian Coot, 'Alae ke’oke’o Hawaiian Stilt, Ae’o
Hawaiian Stilt, Ae’o Hawaiian Stilt, Ae’o
Hawaiian Stilt, Ae’o Ring-necked Pheasant
Ring-necked Pheasant
Zebra Dove
Zebra Dove Common Myna
Common Myna Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret Spotted Dove
Spotted Dove
Common Myna
Common Myna Zebra Dove
Zebra Dove Field Sparrow ?
Field Sparrow ? Canada Geese
Canada Geese
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet House Finch (Female)
House Finch (Female)
Northern Saw Whet Owl
Northern Saw Whet Owl
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Verdin
Verdin Verdin
Verdin Tyrannus
Tyrannus
Lanius ludovicianus (Loggerhead Shrikes)
Lanius ludovicianus (Loggerhead Shrikes) Rynchops niger (Black Skimmers)
Rynchops niger (Black Skimmers) Rynchops niger (Black Skimmers)
Rynchops niger (Black Skimmers) Rynchops niger (Black Skimmers)
Rynchops niger (Black Skimmers)
Anser cygnoides (Swan Geese)
Anser cygnoides (Swan Geese) Anser cygnoides (Swan Geese)
Anser cygnoides (Swan Geese) Anser cygnoides (Swan Geese)
Anser cygnoides (Swan Geese) Anser cygnoides (Swan Geese)
Anser cygnoides (Swan Geese)
Pelecanus occidentalis (Brown Pelicans)
Pelecanus occidentalis (Brown Pelicans) Caracara cheriway (Crested Caracaras)
Caracara cheriway (Crested Caracaras) Caracara cheriway (Crested Caracaras)
Caracara cheriway (Crested Caracaras) Hirundo rustica (Barn Swallows)
Hirundo rustica (Barn Swallows)
Tyrannus forficatus (Scissor-tailed Flycatchers)
Tyrannus forficatus (Scissor-tailed Flycatchers) Turdus migratorius (American Robin)
Turdus migratorius (American Robin) Turdus migratorius (American Robin)
Turdus migratorius (American Robin) Coragyps atratus (American Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus (American Black Vulture
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker Hawk
Hawk Hawk
Hawk White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Earth Birds

Regions
Africa Antarctica Asia Europe North America Oceania South America

Gray Catbird
Gray Catbird Brown-Headed Cowbirds
Brown-Headed Cowbirds Chwatnut-Sided Warbler
Chwatnut-Sided Warbler Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler Hooded Warbler
Hooded Warbler Black Throated Green Warbler
Black Throated Green Warbler
Northern Parula
Northern Parula Harris’s Hawk, Turkey Vulture and Red-tailed Hawk
Harris’s Hawk, Turkey Vulture and Red-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk vs. Harris’s Hawks
Red-tailed Hawk vs. Harris’s Hawks
Bay-Breasted Warbler
Bay-Breasted Warbler Connecticut Warbler
Connecticut Warbler Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
White-Throated Sparrow
White-Throated Sparrow American Redstart, Immature Male
American Redstart, Immature Male Clark’s Grebe on Nest
Clark’s Grebe on Nest Western Grebe Nest Building
Western Grebe Nest Building
Western Grebe Courtship
Western Grebe Courtship Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern Turkey Vulture Head Detail
Turkey Vulture Head Detail Zone-tailed Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Lesser Yellowlegs Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper Horned Lark
Horned Lark Harlequin Duck
Harlequin Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon Barnacle Goose
Barnacle Goose Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark Northern Pintail
Northern Pintail
Snow Goose
Snow Goose Broad-winged Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk Merlin
Merlin Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Elegant Trogon
Elegant Trogon Arizona Woodpecker
Arizona Woodpecker Hepatic Tananger
Hepatic Tananger Greater Roadrunner
Greater Roadrunner
Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike Common Raven
Common Raven House Finch
House Finch
Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper Gnatcatcher
Gnatcatcher Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Loggerhead Shrike Upland Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark Male Bald Eagle
Male Bald Eagle
Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker House Sparrow
House Sparrow Female Cardinal?
Female Cardinal? Turkey Buzzards roosting
Turkey Buzzards roosting

Class Aves (Birds)

Children

Pelecaniformes (Tropicbirds, Boobies, Pelicans, Cormorants, etc.) Charadriiformes (Shorebirds) Gaviiformes (Loons) Podicipediformes (Grebes) Procellariiformes (Albatrosses, Shearwaters & Storm-Petrels) Phoenicopteriformes (Flamingo) Anseriformes (Swans, Geese & Ducks) Galliformes (Grouse, Turkey & Quail) Gruiformes (Rails, Limpkin & Cranes) Columbiformes (Doves) Psittaciformes (Parrots) Cuculiformes (Cuckoos, Roadrunners & Anis) Strigiformes (Owls) Caprimulgiformes (Goatsuckers) Apodiformes (Swifts) Trogoniformes (Trogons) Coraciiformes (Kingfishers) Piciformes (Woodpeckers) Ciconiiformes (Herons, Ibises & New World Vultures) Falconiformes (Falcons) Passeriformes (Perching Birds) Trochiliformes (Hummingbirds) Sphenisciformes (Penguins) Struthioniformes (Ratites)

Brown-Headed Cowbirds
Brown-Headed Cowbirds Chwatnut-Sided Warbler
Chwatnut-Sided Warbler Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler Hooded Warbler
Hooded Warbler Black Throated Green Warbler
Black Throated Green Warbler Northern Parula
Northern Parula
Harris’s Hawk, Turkey Vulture and Red-tailed Hawk
Harris’s Hawk, Turkey Vulture and Red-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk vs. Harris’s Hawks
Red-tailed Hawk vs. Harris’s Hawks Harris’s Hawks
Harris’s Hawks

Forums

General Discussion
Anything that wouldn’t fit better in another category.

Site Requests
Request changes to the website, including new locations or additions to the taxonomy tree. Also any bug reports or wish list requests can go here.

Bird Identification
Discuss the details of bird identification.

Bird Photography
Discuss techniques and equipment for photographing birds.

Bird Recording
Discuss techniques and equipment for recording bird sounds.