Birds of North America

April 8, 2016
Western Bluebird Pair Photo credit: MIke Wisnicki

bnaThe Birds of North America (BNA) is a comprehensive online reference for information on the natural history of breeding birds in the US (including Hawaii) and Canada.

Content is updated frequently, with contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors. BNA Online contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and more. Most online BNA accounts feature recordings of the songs and calls of their species selected from the collection of Cornell’s Macaulay Library.


Western Tanager Photo credit: Lora

What can Birds of North America offer land trusts?

Land trusts can use this tool to access natural history information of 716+ bird species that can be used to enhance educational materials, to improve outreach and marketing materials, to help guide conservation and management, and to add to strengthen proposals.

Note: To access BNA you must have a subscription. This program requires ongoing funding in order to continue to be supported and maintained as a “living” resource. BNA pays for itself entirely by subscription dollars from personal and institutional subscribers.

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