Online Nature Mall

Like us on Facebook    Find us on Pinterest  

Quick Links
Easy Bird ID

Our top bird identification tool, as always, is Thayer Birding Software. The ID Wizard walks you through key questions such as color, location, and size, and provides a photo gallery of possible matches. This feature is perfect for beginners!

Guide to Birds of North America v7 for Windows contains more than
6,500 photos, plus
songsvideos, range maps and more. Updated Mac version coming soon!

Spring migration is here! If you're planning to get out and about to see birds this spring, you've got plenty of options. Here are Pete's top recommendations for the best birding in April:

Fantastic in late April. Almost anything can show up inside Fort Jefferson during spring migration. Magnificent Frigatebirds and Brown Noddies nest nearby. Watch for Black Noddies. Bridled Terns are likely on the boat trip back to Key West. While you're in Florida - Ft. Desoto Park near St. Petersburg is also great for migrant warblers in April.

Spring warbler fallouts can be spectacular. If you just flew all the way across the Gulf of Mexico, you would plop down here to rest, too! Visit in April. Watch the weather reports and hope for a storm!

April is a spectacular time of year in Colorado. It's the time when the five lekking grouse-Sharp-tailed Grouse, Greater and Gunnison Sage-Grouse, and Lesser and Greater Prairie-Chickens-are engaged in their amazing foot-stomping, cackling, hooting, and/or moaning displays.

Whether you're going on a trip or birding around your own backyard, if you're looking for some new bird books to add to your birding "tool box", check out our new additions below.

Whoooo Is It?

This second edition of Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic birds of prey. The new edition is packed with spectacular photography of 268 species of owls from all over the world-19 more species than the original book. Many of the photos are of highly elusive species that are very rarely caught on camera. The photographic coverage includes plumages and subspecies which promotes differentiation between species, making this the definitive work on owl identification. 


In this book, Orenstein covers all aspects of hummingbird natural history, their relationship with the plants on which they feed, the miracle of their flight, their elaborate social life and nesting behavior, and their renowned feats of migration. More than 170 color photographs of these magnificent creatures, taken in the wild, adorn the pages of Hummingbirds. Birders and natural history readers alike will gain new insight into the tiny bird and revel in the stunning images.
Outside the US

This revised and expanded edition of Birds of Western Africa is now the most up-to-date field guide available to the 1,285 species of birds found in the region-from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic and south to Congo. The comprehensive species accounts have been fully updated and expanded, and the color distribution maps have been completely revised. This premier guide also includes more than 3,000 illustrations on 266 stunning color plates. Compact and lightweight, this new edition of Birds of Western Africa is the must-have field guide to one of the most exciting birding regions in the world.

Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants, and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a field guide. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe key identification features such as size, plumage, distribution, behavior, and voice. This one-of-a-kind guide also provides extensive habitat descriptions with a large number of accompanying photos.


Butterflies are also fun to watch in the springtime! The very user-friendly butterfly field guide, Swift Guide to Butterflies, illustrates - with 3500 gorgeous full color photographs - all of the butterflies found in North America, including strays. For most species, both topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants are shown. Caterpillars and caterpillar food plants are shown for many species. Hundreds of new field marks allow easy identification of most species. The verbal descriptions are connected to the actual field marks by arrows, showing you exactly what to look for.
Spring is a great time to get out and see the birds - and other wildlife. We hope you take some time to get outside and enjoy!

Pete and Kara


Online Nature Mall | 800-865-2473| |
 9048 Whimbrel Watch Lane, Unit 202, Naples, FL 34109