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Try this link for study or reviewFifty Birds of Town and Country   published by the US Fish and Wildlife and posted on the web by     This site has 32 of the 75 species on the regional list (plus 18 species not on the list).    Definitely try their flashcards.  The flashcards are arranged in 4 x 4 array.  I'm assigning numbers to them beginning with 1 to 4 across the top, and ending with 13 to 16 across the bottom (17, 18 on the 3rd).  After each link below, I have indicated the numbers for the species you need to know.
Flashcards 1 #1,2,3,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,16
Flashcards 2 #1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10,12,13,14
Flashcards 3 #4,5,6,7,10,12,13,17,18
The following links are intended to provide you with practice  for the Science Olympiad Bird Brain Event.   Only birds on the Regional Eastern Bird List  will be included in this preparation.  For species which require song, the song is definitely included.  For species which do not require song, the song may be included.

INSTRUCTIONS   / response request


1.  Begin the lesson by clicking on the link above. 

2.  Print out the sheet to make it easier to reference as you begin to look for the information. 

3.  Try to identify the species before looking.   If you can't identify it, scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the common name.

4.  Click on the link to the Regional Bird List and look up the genus and species.  Find the answers to the other questions by using a field guide or the Internet.  There are links to Internet sites beneath the common name.  You should also try to search the net yourself, using the genus and species.

5.  Please inform me of your progress.   When you have worked on all the species in the lesson, let me know that you have finished or if you had any trouble finding information.  You can email me directly at .  Include 1) your name 2) the lesson #   3) the species you liked best and why    4)   Any other comments.  Thanks for keeping me posted.

6.  Keep the original printed sheet to put in a loose-leaf notebook, which you may choose to take into the event the day of the competition.

General species accounts from University of Michigan.  This is a good site for descriptions of each species.  Check it out. (No pictures.)

Avian Adventure Quiz by Jason.  This is a quiz on wetland species.

Bird Songs:  Web Links

*Bird Songs - NY State  Tony Phillips Math Dept SUNY Stony Brook 

Bird song display list: wav files  Site intended for BBS participants.  (The Breeding Bird Survey is an annual survey coordinated by the US government.)

North American Bird Sounds  The naturesongs site has descriptions of  avian activity during recording.  

Animal Sound Recordings:  Birds / Vögel  Songs for a few of our birds can be found here.

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