Photo by Scott Hecker
In addition to suggestions provided in individual species profiles, please explore the links below to find out what you can do to help waterbirds and to learn more about waterbird species.
What you can do to help Waterbird Species?
Use alternatives to pesticides. Dispose of old pesticides responsibly. Learn about healthier pest control at Audubon At Home.
Report your observations at eBird anytime, the Great Backyard Bird Count in February, and participate in the Christmas Bird Count in December and early January.
For more Information about Waterbird Species:
Enjoy John James Audubon’s paintings and commentary about his observations of the species at http://www.audubon.org/bird/BoA/BOA_index.html
Learn more about local populations of this species at the Christmas Bird Count http://www.audubon.org/bird/cbc/index.html and the Breeding Bird Survey http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/bbs2004.html
Learn about your local Important Bird Areas at http://www.audubon.org/bird/iba/index.html
Learn more about Puffins, other seabirds and their successful restoration on the Maine Coast at http://www.projectpuffin.org
Photo by Steve Kress
Learn more about this species at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology http://www.birds.cornell.edu/ and Birds of North America http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA/
Learn more about waterbird conservation at Partners in Flight http://www.partnersinflight.org/, at the North American Bird Conservation Initiative http://www.nabci-us.org/main2.html, and the North American Waterbird Initiative http://www.waterbirdconservation.org/
Learn more about wetlands and water in your backyard at Audubon At Home http://www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/index.html and Natural Resource Conservation Service sites http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/BakWet.html , http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/BkPond.html
Learn more about international seabird conservation efforts at the North American Bird Conservation Initiative http://www.nabci-us.org/main2.html, and the North American Waterbird Initiative http://www.waterbirdconservation.org/
Learn about ocean conservation at http://www.livingoceans.org/index.shtml
Learn about making environmentally friendly seafood choices at http://seafood.audubon.org/