This page is under construction! We will add to it throughout the year.

Here are some birding resources that may help you on your own Big Year!

(Citations are abbreviated to fit on one line of text for ease of browsing the list.)

Books: some fun, some useful, and some even both

Barber, L. E. (2011). Extreme Birder: One Woman’s Big Year. Texas A&M Univ. Press

Kaufman, K . (1997) Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year… Houghton Mifflin Company

Komito, S. (1990) Birding’s Indiana Jones: A Chaser’s Diary. Published by S. Komito

Komito, S. (1999) I came, I saw, I counted. Bergen Publishing Company

Obmascik, M. (2004) The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and… Free Press

Peterson, R.T. and J. Fisher (1955 – reprinted 1997) Wild America: … Mariner Books

Snetsinger, P. (2003) Birding on Borrowed Time. American Birding Association


Bird-Finding Guides

Cooper, J. A. (1995) Birdfinder: A Birder’s Guide to Planning N. A. Trips. ABA, Inc.



Chris Hitt’s blog – Slow Birding:

Great Florida Birding Trail homepage:

John Vanderpoel’s “Big Year 2011″:

NYCbirds: Experimental Web Bird Finder: Rare Bird Alerts:

Tropical Audubon Society – FL specialties:

10000 Birds:

All About Birds:

Birding Tour Compilation






















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