Birds of North America

Birds of North America

Birds of Noth America, hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

The print version of BNA was completed in 2002 -- a joint 10 year project of the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Now, as an online project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BNA is becoming a living resource. Account contents are updated frequently, with contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors. In addition, BNA Online contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs. Most online BNA accounts now feature recordings of the songs and calls of their species, recordings selected from the extensive collection of Cornell's Macaulay Library. Future work will enhance BNA’s audio and video contributions, speed revisions via efforts coordinated online, and provide a significant boost to the number of photos available to subscribers.

- Posted October 11, 2013 by Kathy DeMey (3:10 PM)