Online, user-created, bird ID group

Discussion in 'Birds' started by cmpalmer, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. cmpalmer

    cmpalmer

    301
    Jan 27, 2005
    Huntsville, AL
    I ran across this on Flickr. There is a Flickr group called "Field Guide: Birds of the World" where members tag their Flickr photos with the common and Latin names of each species. Identifications are reviewed and approved and there is a forum for ID'ing unknown species.

    The main group pool page is:

    http://flickr.com/groups/birdguide/

    Of particular interest is this forum topic:

    http://flickr.com/groups/birdguide/discuss/45622/

    Which is a "Hyperlink List by common name; find all photos of a species here" which contains hundreds of species in alphabetical order by common name. Each name is a hyperlink to all group photos tagged with that common name. For example, Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) is linked to 52 photos:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/birdguide/pool/tags/Mallard

    Since many of the bird photos here are of superb quality and Flickr memberships are free (with a few limitations or $25 for a Pro account with very few limits), I thought some of the Cafe members might be intrested in participating. If nothing else, it is a good place to bookmark if you are trying to make a bird ID...
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Cool. Thanks Chris.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Boy Chris,

    this went nowhere fast...hummmmmm

    I kinda like it
     
  4. cmpalmer

    cmpalmer

    301
    Jan 27, 2005
    Huntsville, AL
    I thought it was kinda neat. Even if the Cafe'ers don't participate, it is a good reference to bookmark as a way to double-check an ID.
     
  5. Great reference source Chris! Thanks...
     
  6. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Very nice reference link. Thanks, Chris!
     
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