All About Birds

Educational for bird watching and learning about the birds in the area you live in.  Their online bird guide lists nearly 700 species.  Your can browse by taxonomy or by name and shape.  The bird shape silhouettes help, as does the search box where you can describe distinctive bird features.  Learn about each bird’s habitat, nesting places, food, behavior, and conservation status.  The bird profile also includes audio songs and calls, and in some cases videos.

In the Citizen Science section, find out activities you can take part in.  Count birds in your backyard.  Submit your bird observations to eBird.  Participate in Project FeederWatch or NestWatch.  If you live in the city, become an Urban birdwatch participant.


Animal Fact Guide

Did you know that elephants hold grudges or that cougars can’t roar? At Animal Fact Guide, you can learn about interesting and endangered animals from around the world. Discover what makes an animal unique and get wildlife conservation tips on our Animal Facts. Share your opinion about recent wildlife discoveries or check out cute baby animal photos on our Wildlife Blog. Download free coloring pages, word searches, and animal mazes on our Fun Stuff page.

Project Noah

Become a citizen scientist and share your observations of wildlife.  Take pictures of animals you see with your portable device and use Project Noah to identify them and share them in a worldwide database.

Teachers who register have access to educational resources and the ability to set up classes with missions to help them understand the importance of biodiversity.


Build a Fish

In this interactive, you design a fish that has the right adaptations of body build, mouth, and coloring to survive in a reef environment.  Then you steer the fish around in its habitat to see if you can use your fish’s adaptations to evade predators and find food.  For teachers, there are discussion questions and more information about fish adaptations and habitats.

Raptor Resource Project

This Iowa-based project is dedicated to the preservation of falcons, eagles, ospreys, hawks, and owls. For students, they provide information about these bird species, instructions for building a nest box, and nestcams that show egg laying beginning in February through hatching March to May. There also a forum where your students can discuss their raptor observations and ask questions.