Here are some links to web pages you
Sonoma County - injured birds
might find interesting.
The Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma County
is a refuge of last resort; a hospital and rehabilitation site
where sick and injured native birds can be cared for, nursed back to
health, and released back into the wild. Up to 3000 birds are treated
each year. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
Care & Conservation (formerly Songbird Hospital), licensed by
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is dedicated to the rehabilitation
and healthy release of wild native passerines, commonly referred to as
songbirds. The facility is set up exclusively to support
the needs of injured, ill and orphaned songbirds.
Paula Lane Action Network
is dedicated to the preservation of open space, protecting wildlife habitat and movement corridors,
and American Badger research. Stewards of Paula Lane Nature Preserve in Petaluma, CA.
Sonoma County Wildlife
Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of
injured and orphaned wildlife and to promote understanding and
appreciation of wildlife through educational outreach programs. A
non-profit organization, Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue has been helping
our wildlife and community for over 20 years.
Sonoma County - other
Environmental Center of
Sonoma County is operated by a federation of organizations
(including Madrone Audubon); this Web site provides links to a wide
variety of local activities and issues.
Kathy Biggs' Dragonfly Webpage...If you think a
Varigated Meadowhawk is some kind of accipiter or buteo this website
will show you that dragonflys fly in a world of their own. Madrone
Audubon member Kathy Biggs hosts this site.
Laguna de Santa Rosa
Foundation - Works to preserve and restore the richness of the
Laguna's natural resources, and to provide opportunities for the public
to learn about the ecology and cultural history of the Laguna and enjoy
Land Paths is
dedicated to fostering a love of the land in Sonoma County. LandPaths
creates ways for people to experience the beauty, understand the value,
and assist in healing the land in their local communities
Northbay Birds eGroup is a email listserver or eGroup
for the discussion of bird sightings, and distribution of birds in
Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Lake, and Solano Counties. Sign up to receive
email notices of rare bird sightings in the North Bay.
The Redwood Region Ornithological Society
was organized in 1962 to encourage the study and conservation of
birds, other wildlife, and their natural habitat. Meetings are
held the second Thursday of each month September through May.
Sonoma Birding -
www.sonomabirding.com hosts major birding events in Sonoma and promotes
weekly birding related activities, events, news and information for the
birding communities in Wine Country.
Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
conserves farmland, greenbelts between cities, wildlife habitat, and
land for public recreation in Sonoma County. Visit the site for good
maps, photos and information.
Sonoma County Bird
Watching Spots A practical guide to birding in Sonoma County.
Detailed maps, GPS data, species lists, and notes on sightings for more
than 30 important county locations. Includes practical information such
as restaurant recommendations and nearby non-birding activities.
Maintained by photographer and birder Colin Talcroft.
Conservation Action is a grassroots organization that champions
environmental issues in Sonoma County through involvement in the
Sonoma County Regional Parks offers an abundance of
recreational opportunities. Enjoy the playgrounds, athletic fields and
sports courts. Go camping, fishing, picnicking, swimming, hiking, and,
of course.... birding. View the interactive park location
map showing all 39 parks countywide.
Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) is
guardian of the Boverie Preserve in Sonoma County with two preserves in
Marin. Bolinas Lagoon Preserve is open mid-march to mid-July when large
numbers of Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets are readily visible from
the viewing areas. Hiking trails offer tremendous views. Not an
affilate of the National Audubon Society; ACR is sponsored by Madrone
Audubon and three other Bay Area chapters.
California's Threatened and Endangered Bird Species can
be found at this site sponsored by the California Department of Fish
and Game. If you are wondering if a bird or other animal is in danger
in California, this site will provide answers.
CHIRP is the Center to Help
Instill Respect & Preservation for Garden Wildlife, Inc. This
non-profit's mission is to educate, inspire and assist in the
utilization of positive environmental techniques and in the creation of
garden habitats to promote and preserve the population of garden
wildlife -- hummingbirds, butterflies, songbirds, etc. Backyard Birders
The mission of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is to
study migrating birds of prey along the Pacific coast and to promote
public awareness of the state of raptor populations. The GGRO is a
project of the Golden Gate National Parks Association and the National
Morlan's California Birding Pages is the site of the well respected
ornithology professor at City College of San Francisco. Excellent
birding links on California birding and info on publications and
Point Reyes Bird Observatory conserves birds and the
environment using science to understand and find solutions to problems
threatening wildlife populations and ecosystems.
The Santa Cruz
Predatory Bird Research Group (SCPBRG) was formed in 1975 to
restore an endangered peregrine falcon population in California. The
peregrine falcon was removed from the federal endangered species List
in 1999 and they are proud to have played a significant role in that
their Peregrine Webcam from San Jose City Hall. Learn about many
different raptors at this excellent website.
Ventana Wilderness Society was a partner with the U.s. Fish and
Wildlife Service in the California Condor Recovery Project. Find out
about condors and eagles and the exceptional efforts of this non-profit
Waterkeepers Northern Californi
works to protect and enhance the water quality of the San Francisco
Bay-Delta Estuary and its tributaries for the benefit of its ecosystems
and human communities. Waterkeepers' projects include the San Francisco
Baykeeper, Deltakeeper and Petaluma Riverkeeper.
The American Bird Conservancy
is dedicated to the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in
the Americas. The fundamental role of ABC is to build coalitions of
conservation groups, scientists, and members of the public, to tackle
key bird priorities using the best resources available. Lots of
programs and information on this website, like Cats Indoors! The Campaign for
Safer Birds and Cats, initiated by ABC to end the unnecessary suffering
and death of birds and other wildlife caused by free-roaming domestic
The Cornell Laboratory
of Ornithology website is filled with photos, bird songs,
information and conservation projects for birders of all skill levels.
Join Project Feeder
Watch for backyard birders. Great chance to learn and have fun at
the same time.
Defense Fund (formerly Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) is a
non-profit law firm protects people, wildlife and natural resources by
providing free legal representation to citizen groups to enforce
Eastman Kodak's Peregrine Birdcam provides updated pictures of an
active nest high atop its corporate headquarters in Rochester, New
The Nature Conservancy preserves
habitats and species by buying the lands and waters they need to
Naturesongs is an excellent
source of sound files for many birds of North America and the world.
The site also includes insects, animal sounds and helpful links to
environmental and conservation organizations.
The Peregrine Fund developed
naturally from the shared concern of students and
associates at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology that the Peregrine
Falcon might go extinct in the wild if nothing was done. Located in
Boise, Idaho, the Fund works to study, raise and release Peregrines
into the wild.
Bird Alerts for North America
The Sierra Club promotes
conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy
decisions--legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.
Passport to Texas
Birds is a great resource to see and hear about Texas birds. Check
out the Bird of the Month, the listening library, schedule of events,
birding locations, classroom materials and more. Hear the daily report
if you have RealPlayer.
Trumpeter Swan Society is a private, non-profit organization
dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swan
Populations, and to restoring the species to as much of its former
range as possible. Click here to HEAR
what Trumpeter Swans have to say about this site.
Virtual Birder is a great site to do some birding in faraway
locales without getting jet lag or your feet wet. Simply follow the
"OnLocation" links and go test your birding skills. Good info on
binoculars and birding locales.
World Wildlife Fund leads worldwide
efforts to protect the world's threatened wildlife and the habitats
they need to survive.
Hotspots of the World. This site contains over 500 bird images and
information on birding in 169 countries, 13 provinces of Canada, and
Birding Links provides answers to your bird related questions,
great places to go birding, skill tips to imrpove your birding and a
photo gallery. This is a commercial site.
Birding.com has bird lists,
birding hot spots, information on birding equipment and more. This is a
Online is hosted by the field guide publisher and contains
information on birding, equipment, skills and multimedia educational
media. This is a commrcial site.
Inclusion on this list does not imply an affiliation with nor an
of an organization by the Madrone Audubon Society or of the National
Audubon Society. This list is provided for informational purposes