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How do you identify common North American birds?

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You can identify common birds of North America at WhatBird.com, Audubon.org and Feedingthe Birds.com. WhatBird.com allows a user to enter a bird name into a search box to access a color illustration with field marks, the bird’s range and habitat, songs and calls as well as interesting facts.

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How do you identify common North American birds?
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WhatBird.com also lists similar bird possibilities to help with identification. The site also hosts breeding and foraging information and a general description that details the bird’s identifying marks.

Audubon.org features a guide to North American birds that users can searche by region or name. Each bird listed has a color photo gallery with a related illustration, family of origin, conservation status and habitat. The site also includes feeding and nesting habits as well as eggs and young. Visitors to this website can listen to the various calls of each bird to aid in identification. Additionally, Audubon.org provides a map for each bird that details its migration patterns.

FeedingtheBirds.com hosts a photo gallery of the most common North American birds typically found at backyard feeders. This site provides bird watching tips and wild bird information. For each bird listed, the site includes information on size and shape, color patterns observed in each season and the bird's calls to aid in identification. The site also features color photos of similar species, placed next to the listing for side-by-side comparisons.

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