Talk to Other Birdwatchers


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



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Bird Forum

 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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17 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

  3. Hello I need some advice, I’m not very experience with bird identification. I was wondering if its possible to identify a bird species using their excrement.

    Currently my house seems to be a resting point for a kestrel and I’ve seen and heard it a couple of times . I live my family and, a couple of them are upset with the bird poop stains we find outside on the patio. The poop stains seem to be where the kestrel like to rest , but I don’t think the stains are caused by the kestrel because, I believe kestrel like most predatory bird produce scat and not the white poop stains I see outside.

    I live in a tropical country and our kestrel is a tiny thing that prey on lizards, small mammals and small invertebrates. Could it be that it diet has resulted in its excrement being different than other falcon species ? At my house we have several birds species as residents so I’m not sure who is the culprit

  4. I found my way here after looking up why so many birds in my neighborhood are now singing beginning At roughly 2:30 am. This began about a year ago and I believe that may coincide with the village replacing all of the street light bulbs with much more powerful LED lights. Another difference in the lights is that they are much cooler in color temp. I see that a number of studies highlight this issue.

    How do I find local experts how can help me make a case to my village to resolve the problem? I think the best way to foster change is to provide a more cost effective solution that meets both needs or a modification that is inexpensive. To do this, I need to better understand the problem.

  5. Hi everyone,

    I have been taking care of a common house sparrow for a week now and everything is going well (I do it every year). However, I just found a young (unable to fly) common blackbird chick that was also attacked by a cat. I can’t find anything about their relationship as a species and was wondering if I could put them in the same cage as I only have one.
    I would really appreciate all suggestions!

    1. You could, but you are better off giving the birds to a wildlife rehab center. By the way, it’s best to leave baby birds alone and not try to raise them. Even if you rescued it from a cat, you should release it as soon as it is safe to do so as the parents are around somewhere. Almost never a good thing to cage a wild bird.

  6. I live in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area. We have a bird in the evergreens surrounding our property that has a call we are unfamiliar with (we can’t seem to spot the bird.)
    It sounds like whicha whicha whicha whicha. Any ideas?

  7. Hello! I need assistance, please, with a grackle I found as a nestling. It is now 6 weeks old and has a terrible cough, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. When it comes back from flying around outside it can hardly breath.
    I currently am using Amtyl. We are on day 5 now and the symptoms are not as severe but it’s pretty bad.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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