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In the table below are  some of Soo's favorite birding resources including web sites, and newsletters and bulletins.  Please feel free to email Soo at soo@vineyardbirds2.com with suggestions for additions to this list.

ORGANIZATION/WEBSITE SCOPE DESCRIPTION
The Farm Institute> Martha's Vineyard A teaching farm that educates and engages children and adults in sustainable agriculture through the diverse operations of a working farm. This is one the the premier birding spots on Martha's Vineyard.
Felix Neck> Martha's Vineyard Local Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary-check for birding and nature walks
Lanny McDowell Avian Art> Martha's Vineyard The photographer/artist that contributed the photos for Vineyard Birds II and frequently for the Vineyard Gazette's Bird News.
The Martha's Vineyard Landbank> Martha's Vineyard Holds 3,000 acres on Martha's Vineyard. Many of the properties have excellent bird watching opportunities.
The Nature Conservancy> Martha's Vineyard Mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the land and water they need to survive.  The TNC properties on Martha's Vineyard offer a variety of good habitats for nature lovers and bird watchers.
Rob Bierregaard's Osprey page>  Martha's Vineyard Follow the Ospreys from Martha's Vineyard  that Rob Bierregaard fitted with satellite transmitters on their migrations north and south.
The Vineyard Conservation Society> Martha's Vineyard An important organization for all Vineyarders and those who visit.
The Vineyard Gazette> Martha's Vineyard Martha's Vineyard weekly newspaper in which Susan's Bird News column frequently appears.
Vineyard Stories> Martha's Vineyard The publishers of Vineyard Birds II and other Vineyard oriented books
FL Audubon Society> USA - State The heart of all the Florida Audubons - they list all the chapters from around the State.  Go to each for field trips.
Martin County Audubon,
Stuart, FL> 
USA - State Local Audubon society that has good winter field trips.
MA Audubon Society>  USA - State Great site for all aspects of birding in Massachusetts.

MA Audubon Society -
The Warbler Newsletter
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USA - State Mass Audubon Society's e-newsletter on birds, birding, and bird conservation - use the link at the top of the page to sign up.
Massbird.org> USA - State Massachusetts site sponsored by Bird Observer Magazine. Best location for bird sightings for the whole State.
American Birding Association>  USA - National Publisher of Birding Magazine and Winging It -also publishes official ABA checklist of birds.
National Audubon Society> USA - National Mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity.
The National Wildlife Refuge Association Birding Bulletin> USA - National An independent non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage for future generations .  From the Publications link at the top choose Birding Bulletin from the drop down menu, then on the next page, choose the Archives link. 
American Bird Conservancy>  The Americas ABC's mission is to conserve native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.
Birders Exchange> The Americas Birders' Exchange takes new and used birding equipment and educational materials and matches it with local scientists, conservationists, and educators, in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
Bird Life International>  Worldwide An organization that is working extremely hard to preserve the habitat of crucially endangered bird species world wide.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology> Worldwide Excellent site for birders-their bird song collection is the best!
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Survival Challenge>
Worldwide Participate in a  "Survival" challenge sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Go outside and watch birds. Tell them what you see!  They want to learn from your observations.
The Organization for Tropical Studies> Worldwide A non-profit consortium that has grown to include 63 universities and research institutions from the United States, Latin America and Australia. Our goal is to contribute to the appreciation, understanding and protection of nature and the human environment.   OTS has research stations in Costa Rica and other countries where birders can visit and enjoy fabulous bird watching.
Hummingbird Migration>