If you do a web search on any bird topic, you’ll probably get some results, but how do you know if it’s good infomation? This is especially difficult if you find conflicting information from multiple sources.
Is this a trusted source?
Sometimes the publication or author is enough to give credibility to an article. I can’t tell you which sources to trust, but I can tell a few that I trust to give you an idea.
- Anything that is peer-reviewed, such as Wikipedia or a scientific journal
- Cornell School of Ornithology
- Bird Talk magazine (after the rebirth)
- Hagen Avicultural Research Institute
- University researchers
- Widely recognized experts in the field, such and Barbara Heidenreich
- International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
If it’s from a source you don’t know or don’t trust, here are some questions you may ask.
Does the author cite sources?
It’s unfortunately uncommon for articles about birds to cite the source of their information.… READ THE REST