This is delightful!
Having a species guide you have to scroll down to consult replicates precisely the experience of staring at a bird as hard as you can, memorizing as much as you can, and then turning to your bird book as soon as it flies away.
Seeing the birds from far away also helps create a sense that, well, my area’s common birds are still special and particular.
News, photos, and discussion related to birds, ornithology, and the birding / birdwatching hobby.
“What is this bird?” questions are fine for now, but we may move them to a separate community if they begin to crowd out the other content.