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MD/DC Records Committee

How to Document Your Sightings

This Section is Dedicated to Claudia Wilds
Who Taught Many of Us in Maryland and Beyond How to Look at Birds


On Taking a Notebook Afield,
by Claudia Wilds

Emerging from the Silent Majority: Documenting Rarities,
by Claudia Wilds and Robert Hilton

Another excellent article about documenting rarities can be found at Greg Lasley's Texas Bird Records Committee site.

Some Useful Identification Links

How to Write Convincing Details


And the following:
Bird Sounds
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Crossbills AV Guide
Ducks at a Distance
Nutty Birdwatcher
"What Bird ?" Identification Web Site