Links/Birding Organisations

There are many websites devoted to birding that will be of interest to you – these are a few that we believe will be of interest to Québec birders

We have no responsibility for the information given on these suggested sites.

Most useful:

  • Oiseaux du Quebec – for more Quebec birding links than you check out in a week, including links to the 30+ other birding societies around the province
  • Birding Montreal – general information about birding in the Montréal area with especially extensive and illustrated material describing local birding sites that you might want to visit.
  • Les Oiseaux rares du Quebec – the most complete site for listing rare birds (other than our own of course)
  • Pierre Bannon’s site (Le Miroiseur informé) – for background information about the local populations of species, dates of first arrival in the spring etc Pierre Bannon’s site is hard to beat.

Provincial and territorial birding sites from Canada

Broad-based birding organizations


  • Optics For Birding.  A non-commercial site designed to educate those who want to buy optics so that they can make informed buying decisions.

Bird Song

  • Bird Jam. The essential tool to take into the field with you – easily and rapidly discover the name of the bird you can hear but can’t see.
  • North American Bird Songs. On these pages are the sounds of North American birds; not just bird calls or bird songs, but all the sounds birds make, such as wing sounds and bill rattles. Most files are in Windows WAV format, and all have been edited for file size and clarity. Many have been filtered in ways which do not affect the bird’s song, but which may highlight the important parts of the sample.
  • Bird Song Mnemonics. Here are two lists of mnemonics and other descriptions that can be used as an aid to remembering and identifying birds in the field by their songs and calls. The first list, by Voice, is sorted alphabetically by the sounds birds make. The second, by Bird, is sorted alphabetically by bird name.
  • Xeno Canto – dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world. Whether you are a research scientist, a birder, or simply curious about a sound that you heard out your kitchen window, we invite you to listen, download, and explore the bird sound recordings in the collection. More than just a collection of recordings. It is also a collaborative project. We invite you to share your own bird recordings, help identify mystery recordings, or share your expertise in the forums.


Conservation and related groups

  • FLAP – fighting the danger of buildings and windows to birds