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All About Birds by Mind Map: All About Birds
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All About Birds

Identify/Bird ID

ID central

browse by common name

browse by group

Species profile

Group profile

for Phase II

Bird ID tool

Forum-based ID help

Checklist Generator/birds near you

Birding Basics

look for ML video and sound to feature in knowledgebase articles as leadup to getting fuller MM content

Building Skills

intersperse tips from good Lab birders 

size-shape, get to right family first, (like recognizing friends/family), (silhouettes)



color pattern

field marks, location, time of year/probability/special knowledge

MM: Inside Birding

(Beyond Basics) for Phase II, Beyond Basics, Problem groups, Similar species, Paying attention to behavior, BIrding by Ear, Basics, Common song groups, Customizable playlist, Recommended songs playlist, Playlist RSS feed

Attract Birds

Can Laura lead this section?  

Birds to expect/Checklist Generator

feeders, feeder types, seed types, create a safe space for birds, suggested setups

nest boxes


problems, cats, window collisions, "baby birds"

Favorite Places

Staff picks, map based browser and list, location profiles, photos, why to go there (highlights), how to get there, for Phase II, user comments, species checklist via Checklist Generator, ratings, local businesses (restaurant, motel, tour, etc.), who's recommending (pic/quote)

for Phase II, User input, recommendations, rate/comment on locations

Choose Gear

Latest reviews, look to LB archives

How to buy optics

for Phase II, user reviews, Best binos, Best scopes, user picks

Take Photos

techniques, archive of LB photography articles, MM: birdshare videos, featured photographer (editorial)


for Phase II, photo upload and ID help, buying guide

Ask an Expert

Master list

Phase II, Browse by topic/tag (dynamically generated), Search function, Ask an expert, how to implement?, basically an e-mail button?, post a question (needs moderation), use a blog/ RSS feeds to homepage, Round Robin



Science in Action, Notes from the Field, Leaders, Legends/Heroes of Ornithology, Students/Rising Stars








Roadside Attractions

Natural Spectacles



featured photographers

mm/birdshare content

Multimedia Theater




Cornell Blog of Ornithology

Phase II

Gear reviews

Share/Community (small for phase I)

Standardized home page

customizable in Phase II

My profile

email subscriptions


membership details, membership info, join/renew/give a gift, participate in CitSci, giving history

Idea bank

contribute ideas for AAB

Vote on new ideas

Additions for Phase II

favorites, Events calendar, places, species profiles, songs playlist, forum discussions, videos

lists and maps, eBird life list, most species in a day, most at a location, most on a trip, most wanted species/nemesis birds, where I've birded

alerts, rare bird alert, weather alert

user level rated on participation

Discussion forums

facebook, etc., integration

profile extras, my picture, gateway to project data entry, friends, groups, fundraising


Join/Get Involved



Green Living Tips

Extinction and Survival - stories

Citizen Science



Phase II content

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