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There are many great websites to learn more about birds in Canada as well as North America. You can identify a species from a photo using the Merlin bird app or read fun facts about a specific bird species on Audubon. The possibilities are endless.

Websites:

Birds Canada has Photo Identification Guide, so you can place a marker on your area and see what birds have been spotted: https://www.birdscanada.org/apps/checklist/index.jsp

You can find more information about the Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual 4 day event here: https://www.birdscanada.org/bird-science/great-backyard-bird-count/

If you are interested in bird sightings in the York Region area check out BirdTrax – this covers the most recent sightings: https://www.rhnaturalists.ca/birdtrax/

Audubon is a great website for a guide to North American birds. Want to learn more about a bird species? Just type it into the search box and you can learn a lot of information. https://www.audubon.org/bird-guide

Find everything you need to know to get started birding here: https://www.audubon.org/birding/how-to-start-birding

Apps:

The Merlin Bird app is fantastic. If you’ve taken a photo of a bird but you are not sure what it is, just upload the photo and the app will ID the bird.

There is also an app called E-Bird where you can track your sightings while you are out in the field. Just sign up for a free account. This means you can log your sighting as soon as you see it.