Friends of BMCP Forum

A forum for members of Friends, volunteers, and docents at BMCP to exchange information and post meeting notices and other  activities related to the Preserve.  The public is also welcome to browse and read the latest announcements, bird trip reports, and the calendar of bird walks and other events at BMCP.

Birding Sites

eBird - Cornell Lab's Database

A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

Audubon California

The mission of Audubon California is to conserve and restore California’s natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.  This site covers a wide range of information concerning California birding. 

California Inland Counties Birding Map 

Tom Benson's map from the San Bernardino Audubon Society's web site showing popular birding destinations in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties. Also shows field trip locations and meeting places for local birding groups. 

California Rare Bird Alert 

Hosted by The Virtual Birder, this site contains rare bird alerts for all of North America. This link sends you to the California section which includes Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Click on "RBAs" then scroll down the page for various listings by geographical area. Recent sightings for Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial counties are listed under "San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society."

Open Directory Project: Birding California

This site has links to 80 Web sites related to birding in California.  The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web.

Affiliated Organization

U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Palm Springs

General Interest

The Nature Conservancy

Traveling Artist Wildflowers Project

The National Park Service sponsored website display of over 350 watercolor botanical illustrations from the American Southwest, including approximately 100 of the Pacific West from the Mojave National Preserve, Red Rock Canyon, and Ash Meadows NWR. This site is a great resource guide with cross referencing on common and scientific names as well as location. 

Suggest a Site

We're always looking for Web sites of related interest to our Preserve and its visitors.  Check back here often for new listings, and if you know of a site you think might be useful here, please send an email to:

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