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Avibase-The World Bird Database
Comprehensive site for bird watchers
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Avibase-The World Bird Database is a comprehensive online database available to anyone with an Internet connection. The site is managed by Denis Lepage and is hosted by Bird Studies Canada. It includes summaries, maps, taxonomy and links to further information.
The database can be searched by bird name (or partial bird name) in any of eleven languages or by selecting a bird family from the extensive list at the bottom of the page. Links to other areas of the site are listed in the left margin.

The Avibase is a rich resource for students and teachers as well as for the casual or more serious bird watcher. It contains more than 1.4 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages and links to further information and an onsite “Google” search for pictures. The Checklists offer a listing of all the species of birds found in a particular region based on any of five taxonomic authorities. Bird Links provides a collection of more than 18,000 links to other bird sites around the Web. Users can click on the interactive map to view the links by geographic region or choose a link in the left menu to such categories as backyard birds, books, images, humor, monitoring and Webcams.


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