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The Peregrine Fund Research Library
A large ornithological/conservation biology library with a searchable catalogue of book and separates collections and an inventory of journal and magazine holdings. Free PDF copies of articles in the collection may be obtained for one-time scholarly use by contacting library@peregrinefund.org.

Raptor Information System
A large, freely accessible bibliographic database with particular emphasis on raptor management, human impacts on raptors, the mitigation of adverse impacts, and basic raptor biology. The database now contains over 33,000 records. Created by Dr. Richard "Butch" Olendorff, the RIS was maintained in Boise, Idaho by the U.S. Geological Survey until recently, when it was moved to The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey. The print resources of the RIS are presently being integrated into The Peregrine Fund Research Library. The RIS electronic database will be maintained online until the records are integrated into the GRIN bibliographic database. Requests for PDFs of publications in the RIS database should now be sent to library@peregrinefund.org.

Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL)
An electronic database of citations and abstracts from the worldwide ornithological literature, containing 80,000 citations back to 1983. OWL is a joint effort between the American Ornithologists' Union, Birds Australia, and the British Ornithologists' Union and is hosted by the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology at Oxford University.

Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA)
An open access electronic journal archive initiated by Dr. Blair Wolf and the Cooper Ornithological Society. The contents of the site now include Auk (1884-1999), Condor (1899-2000), Journal of Field Ornithology (1930-2000), North American Bird Bander (1976-2000), Ornithological Monographs (1964-2005), Ornitologia Neotropical (1990-2002), Pacific Coast Avifauna (1900-1974), Studies in Avian Biology (1978-1999), Western Birds (1970-2004), and Wilson Bulletin (1889-1999),

Raptors of South America
This is an exciting new website which serves as an online field guide to the 96 species of diurnal raptors occurring in South America. The soon-to-be published print version of the guide will be 500 pp long and richly illustrated with 100 color plates and hundreds of color photos.

A useful website about the biology and conservation of all diurnal raptor species that regularly occur in Europe developed by Markus Jais.

Aves de Rapina do Brasil
An information-rich site on Brazilian raptors with good species accounts, videos, and many excellent photos; created and maintained by Willian Menq Santos.

The Global Owl Project (GLOW)
A worldwide project to resolve foundational aspects of taxonomy and conservation for the world's owls.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Information-rich site with justification for IUCN classifications.

Globally Threatened Bird Species Database
A database of the most current information on threatened bird species maintained by BirdLife International.

AOU Check-list of North American Birds
The most authoritative source for North American avian taxonomy and nomenclature. Maintained by the American Ornithologists' Union Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds (NACC).

South American Classification Committee
The South American Classification Committee is a committee of the American Ornithologists' Union whose mission is to create a standard classification, with English names, for the bird species of South America.

A massive database containing the combined bird data from 35 North American providers, mostly museums.

BIRDNET provides information about ornithology and is a service of the Ornithological Council, a consortium of 11 Western Hemisphere professional societies. Links are provided to the websites of the constituent organizations, including the American Ornithologists' Union, Association of Field Ornithologists, CIPAMEX, Cooper Ornithological Society, Neotropical Ornithological Society, Pacific Seabird Group, Raptor Research Foundation, Society of Canadian Ornithologists, Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds, The Waterbird Society, and the Wilson Ornithological Society.

Partners in Flight Landbird Population Estimates
Provides estimates for population sizes of North American landbirds, based on Breeding Bird Survey and other data sources.

Visual Resources for Ornithology (VIREO)
The world's most comprehensive collection of bird photographs, housing images of over 6,500 bird species.

ARRCN Asian Raptor Migration Web Page
Devoted to the migration of diurnal raptors in Asia.

North American Breeding Bird Survey
A long-term project to monitor breeding bird populations in Canada and the United States providing open access to an enormous database.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Library
One of the most important collections of publications relating to wildlife biology.

Josselyn Van Tyne Memorial Library
The largest ornithological library in North America, offering full loan privileges to members of the Wilson Ornithological Society.

Mongolian Birds
Contains a useful bibliography and other information on the birds of Mongolia.

Oriental Bird Images
A large online collection of images of Asian birds maintained by the Oriental Bird Club.

U.S. Listed Vertebrate Animal Species
Provides information on the status of endangered and threatened vertebrate species in the United States.

Canada Species at Risk
Provides information on the status and natural history of endangered and threatened species in Canada.

Instituto de Ecología, Mexico
The official list of species at risk in Mexico.

All about Birds (Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology)
A dynamic online guide for bird species identifications and in-depth information, including sounds, video, and distribution maps

National Wildlife Federation, eNature
Hawkwatch locations and migration information with an interactive map of the United States.

HawkCount.org facilitates the tracking and reporting of raptor migrations. As part of HMANA's Raptors Online effort, many North American hawk watch sites report their daily raptor counts here.

Scricciolo: Italian Ornithological Website
An eclectic mix of useful information on Italian birds and other ornithological information.

Brazilian Ornithological Records Committee (CBRO)
An online forum to discuss and publish data related to the distribution of birds in Brazil.

A site devoted to many aspects of the biology and conservation of the 16 species of kestrels.

British Trust for Ornithology
A comprehensive site with much useful information on the status of birds in the United Kingdom (see "BirdFacts").

African Bird Image Database
A large collection of photographs of African birds.

Bird names of the Western Palearctic in 41 languages.

An impressive Internet-based, interactive spatial database on the distribution of the birds of Turkey

Chilean Ornithological Literature
A bibliography of the ornithological literature of Chile from 1847 to 2006.

Aves Rapaces
Provides detailed information on medicine, migration, conservation, systematics, and other details on Colombian raptors.

Red Data Book Threatened Birds of Asia
Contains a wealth of information on status, threats, and recommended conservation measures for Asian species.

Contains a wealth of information on bird names and numerous links to bird websites.

Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia
Detailed information on birds of the Arabian Peninsula in connection with preparation of an atlas on the breeding birds of Arabia, coordinated by Michael Jennings.

Biodiversity & Environmental Resources Data System of Belize. A large database of specimen data and sight records of birds and other animal and plant taxa of Belize. Somewhat incomplete, but still useful.

Fauna Paraguay
An online community dedicated to the Paraguayan fauna, with nice photos of most Paraguayan birds.

Birds of Prey Website
A site maintained by John Battalio at Boise State University, offering a wealth of links to websites of interest to raptorphiles.

IOC World Bird List
Provides a complete list of English names of extant birds of the world on behalf of the International Ornithological Congress (IOC).

Alexander Library
This library at the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology at Oxford University holds one of the most important and extensive collection of ornithological publications in the world.

Wildlife References Resources
A project of the Humboldt State University Library, offering links to many websites of interest to wildlife scientists and managers.

birdingnet.com -- all about birds
Contains useful news items and links on raptors and all other groups of birds.

National Science Digital Library
A massive online library for education and research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics with many links to other online databases.

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Neotropical Birds ...
An ambitious project to create online species accounts for all Neotropical bird species.

Avian collections databases
Links to avian collections databases compiled by Van Remsen, Louisiana State University.

Home site of EURING (European Union for Bird Ringing), providing contact details and other information on all of the national ringing schemes in European countries.

European Colour-ring Birding
Contains detailed information on various color-ringed European raptor species.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Prog...
Posts pdfs of all U.S. recovery plans.

The site of "Research and Monitoring for and with Raptors in Europe", which is creating a web-based database on European raptor population trends and threats (especially contaminants) to raptors.

Information on the distribution of Venezuelan birds, including a reporting scheme for new records.

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