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New BIRD ID Sheets

January 31, 2013

With such an increase in Birding interest here in Michigan, we decided we needed to get some ID help going. We asked our members and many expert Birders in Southeastern Michigan for their ideas and help in putting something together that would assist the beginner in identifying different Birds while out on the Trails.

The two sheet we put together should help in telling one Bird from another. Practice is always the best way to get more proficient at IDing different Birds. But these ID sheets should help everyone in getting that quick ID going, rather then just standing there and saying…..”What a Cool Bird that was”. 🙂

Birding has taken some huge strides the last couple of years, with all the web sites and APPS for our cell phones and Tablets. These make Identifying Birds out in the field, much easier. But there still needs to be a pattern to what you are looking for and in what order, that will best and most quickly help you ID that Bird.

Here are a few web sites to assist you in Identying various Birds almost everywhere:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

http://identify.whatbird.com/mwg/_/0/attrs.aspx

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birding/backyard-bird-identifier/

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You can Download our new BIRD ID SHEETS here:

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One comment

  1. So now the Jive from the DNR is that the new BIKE Pathway will not replace the Lakeshore Trail. It will run along side it. Sounds alot like a great Nature experience, EHY? Spend all our money on yet another un-needed BIKE Pathway. Another one of those that will destroy Nature in one manner or another. Leave the Lakeshore Trail and install a 6 foot wide, limestone/paved BIKE Pathway along side of it or within sight of it most of the way. Do You believe the Park will maintain both? Do you think that the wildlife will remain in this new Freeway of Trails around the Lakes? It is actually insulting to our intelligence that the DNR, especially Jim Radabaugh the Trails coordinator would even have the contempt to tell anyone such stupid ;lies and manipulated stories. Does Jim think we are all stupid? Or does Jim even understand what it takes for Nature to exist? Let Jim know we do not agree with his insane ideas of installing side by side Trails at Holly, and calling one of them a Nature Trail and the other one a Bike Pathway. 517-373-1276
    RadabaughJ@michigan.gov



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