Last modified: 25-Aug-2019
The new, expanded Patuxent Bird Quiz lets you test your knowledge of North American bird identification, distribution in winter
(from the Audubon Christmas Bird Count) and summer (from the North American Breeding Bird
Survey), and song. Note that we use the term "song" loosely, here, and that
you might have look pretty hard to see some of the photographed bird species in North America!
We thank everyone who contributed songs and pictures to the Home Page and game.
Please note that photographer and recorder information is listed at the
Of course, as our
disclaimer specifies, all decisions of the judges are final!
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We have a beginner's section and an advanced section. At least for the map quiz, I suggest you stick
with the beginner group, unless you feel particularly hubris-ridden.
Please select your skill level:
select the category of information you want to test:
Breeding Distribution Maps
Winter Distribution Maps