This Cornell Ornithology Lab site is designed for the beginner and expert birdwatcher alike. Featuring maps, habitat information, and songs, the site instructs on bird identification, where to go birding, what kind of viewing equipment to use, and more.
Immerse yourself in the great outdoors``without ever leaving your desk. Tap into the sights and sounds from a wide``variety of environments with over 1,400 video clips that enable you to experience America's wilderness firsthand. Simply browse the topics or search for your particular interests.
This organization supports "local, regional, and long-distance trails and greenways, whether they be in backcountry, rural, or urban areas." The site has information on trails in each U.S. state and Canadian province, organized by types that include statewide and greenways, regional, bicycling and mountain biking, hiking and backpacking, long distance, rail and canal, equestrian, motorized, and winter.
This site offers lessons in the fine art of camping to help even the beginner get started. Topics included are very basic and cover all the fundamental items from choosing the proper equipment to setting up and taking down a campsite.
For action sports and outdoor enthusiasts, GrindTV keeps visitors up to date with news from sports such as surfing, skating, biking, and others. Visitors will find current events, videos, blogs, photos, top athlete profiles, and more.
Personal descriptions of travel across the southwest including California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. Information focuses mainly on national parks and national monuments of the southwest.
National Scenic Byways Online includes links to the individual byways and all-American roads. Each byway has driving directions, lists of accomodations, fees, driving time, length of trip and featured points of interest.
Updated regularly, this site includes a wide variety of links to hiking information. Users can search or browse the resources, which are arranged both under general topics such as knots or``equipment, and by country. Those planning European hikes will find the links off the front page to foot and mouth disease-related hiking restrictions useful.