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Cornell's Bird Site

November 7, 2003 By: Marshall Cutchin

Of interest to even a casual outdoorsperson, Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology Web site is a treasure trove of bird info. Especially valuable is the extensive Online Bird Guide, which allows a taxonomic or alphabetic selection of species details (including confirmation of my assertion that the Double-crested Cormorant has turquoise eyes). My only complaint is that bird sounds require a hefty RealPlayer plugin — a browser item that is more like “adware” than a utility in my opinion.