So the redesign of our All About Birds website is live, and one of the big features is an upgrade to our online bird guide. We picked a set of 51 common species and improved them, adding photos, ID tips, sounds, video, and lots more natural history. UPDATE: we now have 55 expanded species and are getting in gear for more updates in the near future!
It was a lot of work, but we still have one question left to answer: Which 55 birds are on the list?
Let me start by saying that it’s hard to get a list of 50 species for the whole continent that everyone can be happy with. (That 51st species helps, but only a little.) Rest assured we’ll keep working and revising until we’ve got everyone’s favorite species and then some updated. For now, scan down this list to see the updated accounts – and click to visit them. Read more about the new design here.
(Spotted Towhee image: Jeff Larsen)