Birders Desk Tools

The right tools are necessary to have a successful birding field trip. Besides physical equipment that are carried along on the field trip, e.g., scope, binoculars, camera, &c. desk tools are necessary.

Birders desk tools encompass planning and record keeping instruments. Bird guides, country maps, scale 1:25,000 to 1:50,000, sitemaps, detailing points of interest and terrain descriptions, climate and weather reports, wildlife reports and bird trip reports, etc. are some planning tools. Whilst record keeping tools include bird checklists, field trip report templates, bird trip report templates, bird drawing aids and instructions, etc.

OgygianHummers designed desk (cerebral) tools, some documents tailored by location, are available for download and private use below. Some of the documents are meant to be completed manually, after printing; others are electronic versions, for keypad entry, and in some cases accompany the printable versions.

Birders Desktop Tools

This Trinidad and Tobago hummingbird checklist, a MS Word doc, list the 21 hummingbirds, apodiformes, of Trinidad and Tobago, gives their common name along with brief descriptions and provides check boxes for birders to record their field observation of each hummingbird specie. Print this document and complete manually.

Trinidad and Tobago Hummingbird Check List (Word Doc)

This Trinidad and Tobago hummingbird checklist, HTML version for users without the MS Word application, list the 21 hummingbirds, apodiformes, of Trinidad and Tobago, gives their common name along with brief descriptions and provides check boxes for birders to record their field observation of each hummingbird specie. Print this document and complete manually.

Trinidad and Tobago Hummingbird Check List (HTML)

This Field Trip Report Template, MS Word 2007, docx, allows the birder electronically, i.e., using form fields, to type his field trip report. Notably, fields for report entry include Title, Date, Name, Trip Purpose, Summary, Report Details and Conclusion fields.

Field Trip Report Template (Word 2007 docx)

Map of Cuba: detailing selected birding spots.

Map of Dominica: detailing selected birding spots.

Map of Jamaica: detailing selected birding spots.

Map of Tobago: detailing selected birding spots.

Map of Trinidad: detailing selected birding spots.