More e-mail:

"Between the video and the chart that came with it, I think I learned to identify more birds in a couple of hours than I did in the previous year-plus. The funny moments are great too; I like your approach."
    Sarah from
    San Jose, CA
More e-mail:

"Between the video and the chart that came with it, I think I learned to identify more birds in a couple of hours than I did in the previous year-plus. The funny moments are great too; I like your approach."
    Sarah from
    San Jose, CA
Bring On the Birds graphic Marbled Godwits Home    FAQs    Bird List    Buy Now

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the video suitable for beginners?

Yes, Bring On the Birds is perfect for beginning and intermediate birders. Species subtitles are used throughout, and this alone is worth the price of admission. You'll be surprised at how quickly you learn the names of all those familiar (and unfamiliar) local birds!

How is the DVD organized?

A short intro to the birds of California is followed by three self contained chapters:
  1. Passerines (perching birds)
  2. Water Birds
  3. Hawks to Hummers (non-passerines)
If browsing, you can skip between chapters and subgroups using your remote, and press the pause button any time to take a closer look at a bird of interest.

(Photo: American White Pelicans)

Where did you find all these birds?

All over California, really. From San Simeon to the Salton Sea, from San Ysidro to Yosemite, Bring On the Birds is the result of countless photography excursions and walks with local Audubon groups.

Do you feature any rare species?

No, other than a couple of vagrants, the video focuses on the everyday birds you're likely to see the next time you step outdoors (see the complete Cast of Characters here).

How many birds are in California?

Jillions, easily! : ) As for species, 500-600 are regularly seen in the state, compared to approximately 940 in North America. Any way you count them, California is one of our country's birdiest states!

CCNow Buy Button

Photographing a Snowy Egret What kind of camera do you use?

That's me (above/left) with my Canon 40D DSLR. I have since switched to video and a Sony HDR-FX7 camcorder with a 20x zoom and 2x tele-converter. This usually provides more power than I need for stalking even the wariest warbler.


More from the free Bird Chart

In case you missed it, Bring On the Birds comes with a free chart depicting 132 of California's most common birds. Here are some closeups:


California bird chart close-up American Pipit and Loggerhead Shrike Northern Harrier and American Kestrel
Home    FAQs   Bird List    Buy Now
Five dollars off coupon BUY NOW