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Resource Guide:
Bird Watching

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Natural historyQH 1-278
Biology (General)QH 301-705.5
ZoologyQL 671-699

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Most of these can be subdivided geographically. For example: Birding sites-- Virginia or Owls-- United States.
  • Bird watching
  • Bird watching-- guide books
  • Birding sites
  • Birds
  • Birds of prey
  • Bird songs
  • Forest birds
  • Grebes
  • Nuthatches
  • Owls
  • Sparrows
  • State birds
  • Vultures
  • Wetland birds

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Bird Neighbors: An Introductory Acquaintance with One Hundred and Fifty Birds Commonly Found in the Gardens, Meadows, and Woods About Our Homes (originally published in 1897)eBook
Birds and ManeBook

Selected Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.