The value of Piranga will continue to increase as more and more people contribute images and information. The site has been designed to accept information on all North American (and soon South American) species, and we encourage everyone to add to this site.
Nevertheless, banders may also want to examine other sites that provide information on ageing and sexing birds. Differing lay-outs and content may assist with learning, much like the benefit derived from looking at several different field guides when trying to identify a bird.
The following is a partial list of online photographic resources that may help bird-banders learn to age and sex birds in the hand. If you are aware of additional resources that may be helpful, please contact us and we will consider adding them to the list.
External links: Please note that the websites linked below are not under the control of the partners who created NatureInstruct and are provided solely for the convenience of users. The NatureInstruct partners are not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content of these websites. Users should be aware that information offered by external websites may not be available in multiple languages.
Photographic Companion to the Identification Guide to North American Birds, Part 1 (North America, English only)
Photographic Guide to Ageing and Sexing Ducks by Wing Plumage (North America, English only)
Migration Research Foundation’s Photo Library (Eastern North America, English only)
University of Puget Sound’s Slater Bird Wing Collection (Western North America, English only)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory’s Bird Banding Photo Quiz (Eastern North America, English only)
Bluebonnet Bird Monitoring’s Wing Photo Library (Southeastern United States, English only)
Identification Atlas of Aragón’s Birds (Europe, English and Spanish)
Sorby Breck Ringing Group’s Notes on Ageing and Sexing (United Kingdom, English only)
Merseyside Ringing Group’s Bird in the Hand (United Kingdom, English only)