This page has a list of web addresses and resources broadly related to wildlife, birding and habitat conservation in our area.  Please contact us if you want to add another address.  All suggestions will be considered.

To Report a sick, dead or injured Swan please call WDFW at 360-266-4345 ext. 266.

To report a suspected case of Avian Flu please call Amber Itle at 360-902-1878.

To help an injured bird call Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (360) 966-8845 Monday-Friday 9-5.

To help injured Raptors contact Sardis Raptor Center (360) 366-3863.


eBird is the most widely used site for news and information about birding worldwide. Open an account to post your sightings. Use the maps, or just find out what is going on in the birding world.

Birding for kids

Young Birder Backyard Guide

Complete Guide to Bird Watching:

For issues and information regarding nest boxes and nest box failures: Contact numbers for rescue and rehabilitation for birds and mammals in and around Whatcom County. Also has information on habitat conservation, and deterring wildlife from becoming a nuisance around your house.      The home page for all the Cornell Lab of Ornithology resources. Includes information on birding, bird natural history, nest boxes, identification, sounds, videos,  etc, etc. Conservation and research into habitat protection   Information on the DNR natural areas program in WA.    A raptor sanctuary, rehabilitation and educational center in Ferndale.     From the Seattle Audubon Society. Includes listing of Washington birds with images, sounds and maps, and information on threatened and endangered birds in Washington.     Bird cams operated by Cornell Lab of Ornithology       Links to nestcams all over the world!          Bird migration tracking, dates and maps for the Pacific North West.   Links to birding apps, including iBird and online identification keys.      A useful review of birding apps for the smartphone.         North American Nature Photography Association. Articles on nature photography, with lots of information, ads and pictures.  National Audubon Society. Information on the National organization and their policies.  Resources on Bird identification and conservation. Monroe Vaux’s swift watch, information and updates on the swifts migration Bird Sounds is a collection of over 600 bird sounds Identify Birds in Flight

Official State Birds Whatcom Watch

To learn about Binoculars:

How to check your bird feeder for mold


The Whatcom Birds  listserv provides a place for people with an interest in local birds to inform each other of bird sightings and discuss issues relevant to local birds. Postings report bird sightings and share birding experiences.

To Subscribe: Send a message to:  Include the following line in the text:     subscribe whatcombirds Your Name

To Unsubscribe: Send a message to: Include the following line in the text:      unsubscribe whatcombirds

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To Get Help: For general questions about using a listserv you can contact the Western help desk at 650-3333 or by e-mail at  For specific questions that are specific to the WhatcomBirds listerv contact the list moderator: John Bower at