Tuesday, May 20, 2008
“Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.” David Letterman
My grandparents used to travel around for hours just looking for a bird species they had not seen before. I always remember seeing a birding book in their car at any time. Now there have always been internet resources for birders but this one seems to have some very cool features. What a Bird has a unique way of identifying the species seen. You go through a series of prompts identifying basics like where and when down to whether or not the bird was hawk-like or not. It seems to work pretty well. Also there are games like the bird sleuth. There is a tutorial on identifying bird songs and bunch of other resources like forums for discussing every aspect. If you are a bird enthusiasts then it is time to give this one a try.