Birding Resources

Wild Birds Unlimited Educational Resources - articles to help you enjoy birdfeeding and nature more

Cornell Lab of Ornithology - A nonprofit membership institution whose mission is focused on birds. Sponsored by WBU Inc. Of utmost importance is the recent study on the loss of bird population over the past 50 years and & 7 Simple Actions to Help the Birds.

National Wildlife Federation - Learn how to make your yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Wild Birds Unlimited is proud to be a champion of this program to Help Save the Birds.


Birding and Conservation Organizations

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm - Aullwood is an environmental education center offering programs for both children and adults. Wild Birds Unlimited in Kettering is proud to be a supporter of Aullwood Audubon Center. Of recent concern is their effort to save Paul Knoop Prairie. Click here to learn more.

Beavercreek Wetlands Association - has facilitated the conservation of over 900 acres along the Big Beaver Creek and Little Beaver Creek. They continue to strive to Improve and preserve habitat for wildlife.

Greene County Parks and Trails - Find out all the exciting events coming up in the various Greene County Parks, including the Narrows Reserve and Nature Center in Beavercreek.

Five Rivers MetroParks - Learn about upcoming events at various locations, including Wergezyn Gardens in Dayton.


Citizen Science

Great Backyard Bird Count - Count the birds in a four-day citizen science event each February. Sponsored by WBU Inc. 

Project Feeder Watch - A winter-long citizen science project to count the birds. 


Nature Discovery / Kids

Birdfreak Guide to Taking Kids Birding - Written by the Birdfreak Blog Team, this guide will help you get started taking the kids out to bird.

BirdSleuth - School curriculum featuring a series of inquiry-based science modules for elementary and middle school students, developed at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Teachers and parents: check out this site and suggest it for your school!


Birding Trails/Locations

Birding Hot Spots in Ohio - This site offers descriptions maps and locations by county to find great bird watching spots.



Living Bird - the award-winning quarterly magazine sent to members of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The magazine includes stunning color photographs of birds, articles by top experts in birding and ornithology, reviews of the latest books, binoculars, and equipment, and advice on how to improve your birding skills.