Animals: Resources and Links

warbler rests during migration on the deck of a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
warbler rests during migration on the deck of a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

This resource page lists websites, links to organizations, and links to attracting animals to a backyard habitat.


All About Birds
A comprehensive resource for information on North American birds by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Delaware Valley Raptor Center
Information about eagles, hawks and owls in the Upper Delaware Valley.

Birding by Ear: Eastern/Central (Peterson Field Guides) on
Learn bird vocalizations, calls, and songs  by listening to easy-to-remember groups chosen for similar traits. The three cds featre the vocalizations of 85 common birds.

More Birding by Ear Eastern and Central North America: A Guide to Bird-song Identification (Peterson Field Guide Audio Series)
Ninety-six additional species of birds than the first Birding By Ear cd.

Birding by Ear: Western North America (Peterson Field Guide Audio Series)
Learn bird vocalizations of ninety-one species of birds living west of the Rockies.

ANIMALS – Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects, etc.

PA Game Commission
This state agency published a long running series entitled “Wildlife Notes” written by Chuck Fergus. This information is still available in pdf form. Each “Note” provides natural history information on animals which live in Pennsylvania.

Smithsonian – North American Mammals
Learn about the biology and identify mammals of the North American continent.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Pennsylvania
Download-able pdfs on various species.


Audubon at Home Program
What you can do in your backyard to help preserve the lives of native plants and animals.

How to Build Squirrel Nest Boxes (download  free pdf)

Building Nest Structures for Birds and Other Animals (download  free pdf)

Building Viewing Blinds for Watching Animals (download  free pdf)

Creating a Backyard Wetland (download  free pdf)

Creating a Backyard Pond (download  free pdf)

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