Which 51? (Updated: Which 55?)
April 16, 2009
So the redesign of our All About Birds website is live, and one of the big features is an upgrade to our online bird guide. We picked a set of 51 common species and improved them, adding photos, ID tips, sounds, video, and lots more natural history. UPDATE: we now have 55 expanded species and are getting in gear for more updates in the near future!
It was a lot of work, but we still have one question left to answer: Which 55 birds are on the list?
Let me start by saying that it’s hard to get a list of 50 species for the whole continent that everyone can be happy with. (That 51st species helps, but only a little.) Rest assured we’ll keep working and revising until we’ve got everyone’s favorite species and then some updated. For now, scan down this list to see the updated accounts – and click to visit them. Read more about the new design here.