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Field Guide for all the Birds of North America




Information, images and range maps on over 1,000 birds of North America, including sub-species, vagrants, introduced birds and possibilities


There are two types of ravens in North America. The Common Raven can be found throughout Canada except in some areas of Alberta and Saskatchewan and along the eastern regions of the United States. The Chihuahuan Raven, also known as the "White-necked Raven" lives along the American and Mexican borders throughout the eastern regions of Mexico.

The ravens are the largest members of the corvidae family. These birds live in the far North and along the Rocky Mountains into Mexico. The ravens are a respected bird and their image can be found on wooden totem poles, carvings made from wood, from the tusks of walruses as well as on native paintings. They are known for their unique calls and many different voices. These birds can often be heard before being seen, as they make a swooshing sound with their large wings, as they fly above the treetops.

Click on the bird images or names to see pictures of the Ravens

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

Classic Collection of North American Birds