Talk to Other Birdwatchers


Bird Chat

There are a number of sites on the web that allow you to share sightings and observations of birds.

E-bird: Find More Birds, Share Your Sightings, Track Your Lists

 You can also get Rare Bird Alerts at Birding on the Net.



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 Birdwatching Forum

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RSBP Community Chat


BirdForum is the net’s largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.


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Global tools for birders, critical data for science. Record the birds you see, and…

  • Keep track of your bird lists
  • Explore dynamic maps and graphs
  • Share your sightings and join the eBird community
  • Contribute to science and conservation


A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

eBird’s goal is to maximize the utility and accessibility of the vast numbers of bird observations made each year by recreational and professional bird watchers. It is amassing one of the largest and fastest growing biodiversity data resources in existence. For example, in May 2015, participants reported more than 9.5 million bird observations across the world!

The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observations with a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, and conservation biologists. In time these data will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond.

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7 thoughts on “Talk to Other Birdwatchers

  1. Hello, I need help with my blue birds and chickadee’s. A pair of bluebirds took a chickadees nest in my bird house and are now building a nest. I read that bluebirds and chickadees can have nests in bird houses fairly close by. So I put up a second bird house about 100 feet away with cypress trees in between. Now, the bluebirds have driven off the chickadees from both house. The bluebirds have now begun building a second nest in the new bird house ignoring the first. Both sets of birds now appear to be gone. I have two empty bird houses with partial built nests in each. Can I do anything to get either pair, or both, back?? Thank you

    1. My usual response is to just leave things alone. This is what happens in nature and there’s not much to do except maybe put up more bird houses. The more homes, the more birds, to a certain extent.

  2. I need some advice. It is October in New England and we have a dozen (6 couples) bluebirds frequenting our feeder twice daily… one pair have taken up examining our bluebird box and appear to be building a nest…I’m not aware that they flocked quite like that or were interested in building nests this late in the year…my question is simple, is this kind of behavior typical and can i expect them to winter over … perhaps using the box for shelter…thanks

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