Larry & Lynn's Favorite Bookmarks
(links to other websites)

Last revised 23 June 2007

Search Engines & Such    Bay Area Places    Birds    Books    Buying CDs Online    Gardening    Jokes    Maps    Music    Newspapers & Magazines    Radio & TV    Reference    Weather    Miscellany

Search Engines and Such

Google (very impressive at finding most relevant sites)
Soople (easy interface for Google's advanced searches)
Teoma (if Google doesn't find it, try this one)
KillerInfo (another good search engine with useful features)
Open Directory Project (volunteer editors select the best sites) (formerly The Mining Company)
Michigan eLibrary
My Virtual Reference Desk
Education World Search Engine
FINDOUT ability utility

Bay Area Places

Alameda Creek Alliance
Aņo Nuevo State Reserve
Aquatic Outreach Institute
Audubon San Francisco Bay Restoration Program
Bay Area Backroads (KRON-TV)
Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker, Sausalito)
Bay Area Ramblings with Arnel Guanlao
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
Bay Area Transit Information Project
Bay Crossings magazine
The Bay Model (Sausalito)
Bay Nature magazine
Bay Trail
Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay
Bodega Marine Laboratory (Bodega Bay)
Bouverie Preserve (Glen Ellen)
California Academy of Sciences (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
California Coastal Trail
California Delta Chambers of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
California Native Plant Society
California State Parks
Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland)
Coastal Conservancy
Coyote Point Museum (San Mateo)
Crab Cove Visitor Center (Alameda)
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
East Bay Regional Parks
Eastshore State Park
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (Watsonville)
Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Gate Park (San Francisco)
Greenbelt Alliance
Guadalupe River Park & Gardens (San Jose)
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (Stanford University)
Jepson Herbarium (UC Berkeley)
Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley)
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (Walnut Creek)
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Marin County Open Space District
Marin County Parks
Marine Mammal Center (Marin Headlands)
Marin Headlands
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
Mount Tamalpais Interpretive Association
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Zoo
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (Sonoma County)
Palo Alto Baylands Preserve
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Association (Field Seminars)
Randall Museum San Francisco
Regional Parks Foundation (East Bay)
Rotary Nature Center (Lake Merritt, Oakland)
San Francisco Bay Restoration (Audubon)
San Francisco Estuary Project
San Francisco Zoo
Santa Clara County Parks
Save San Francisco Bay Association
Sempervirens Fund (coastal redwood preservation)
Shorebird Nature Center (Berkeley Marina)
Sierra Club (San Francisco Bay chapter)
Six Flags Marine World (Vallejo)
Sonoma County Regional Parks
Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
Sulphur Creek Nature Center (Hayward)
Sunnyvale Baylands Park
Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose)
Mike Thoma's SF Bay Area Nature Hikes
Transit Outdoors
Virtual Parks (move around in panoramic views of many local parks)
Wildflower Hotsheet (learn or report where they're blooming right now)


ABA Checklist of Birds of North America
Alameda County Birding Page
Altacal Audubon Society (Butte/Glenn/Tehama counties)
American Bird Conservancy
American Birding Association
American Ornithologists' Union
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary
Association of Field Ornithologists
Audubon California
Audubon Canyon Ranch
Audubon Naturalist Society (Washington DC)
Audubon Society (National)
Avian Botulism fact sheet
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
The Aviary - Information Resource for Birding and Companion Birds
Bald Eagle nestcam (Massachusetts)
Barred Owl nestcam (Massachusetts)
Bent Life Histories of Birds On-line
Bird Banding Laboratory (info on reporting bird bands)
Bird Banding and Migration Studies (Coyote Creek, south SF Bay) - Jacobi Jayne & Co. wild bird pages
Bird clipart
Birders and Their Birds (who is that bird named for?)
Birder's World (magazine)
Bird Families of the World
The Bird Guide (BC/WA/OR/ID/CA)
Bird Identification
Birding Hotspots Around the World
The Birdhouse Network (nestcams and more)
Birding (magazine)
Birding in Canada
Birding Online Magazines
Birding on the Web
Birding Resources (Yahoo)
Bird Links to the World
Bird Longevity Records
Bird magazine on-line index
Bird Monitoring in North America (Christmas counts, breeding surveys, etc.)
Birdnet - The Ornithological Information Source
BirdNutz (Les Chibana guided outings)
Birds & Blooms (magazine - gardens, birdhouses, bird feeding, etc.)
Birds of Berkeley
Birds of North America (life histories for the 21st century)
Birds of Prey in California
Birds of the World on Postage Stamps
Birds West
Birdwatching Dot Com - About Wild Birds and Birdfeeding
Birdwatching in Northern Ireland
Bobelaine Audubon Sanctuary
Calbird Mailing List Message Archive
California Audubon Sanctuaries
California Birding Hotspots
California Birding Lists Digest
Joe Morlan's California Birding Pages
California Bird Records Committee
California Delta Birding
California Dept of Fish & Game
California Duck Days (Davis)
California Fish & Game Laws
California North Coast Wildlife Society
California Raptor Center (Davis)
Cats and Wildlife (links to many resources)
Cats Indoors! (campaign for safer cats and birds)
CAVNET - Cavity-nesting Bird Research
Central Coast Birding Trail (Ventura County to Monterey County)
Central Sierra Audubon Society
Central Valley Bird Club
Central Valley Birds mailing list
Christmas Bird Count Database (data for each USA count 1900-2000 can be viewed)
Clark's Nutcracker in California
Contra Costa County Birding Page
Contra Costa County Breeding Bird Atlas
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cosumnes River Preserve (south of Sacramento)
Coyote Creek Riparian Station
Dutch Birding Association
Eagle Optics (good prices on binoculars & scopes)
The Eagle Page
East Bay Birders Circle
Eastern Sierra Audubon Society
Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary
Fresno Audubon Society
Fresno County Birding Page
Gay Birders Club (for gay & lesbian birdwatchers worldwide)
Golden Gate Audubon Society
Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Steve Hampton's Birding Page (Yolo County)
Hawk Watch Results (current data, NE USA only)
Herons & Egrets in California
Humboldt County Birding Page
The Hummingbird Web Page
International Bird Rescue (Cordelia)
Kern Audubon Society (Bakersfield)
Kern County Birding Page
Kerncrest Audubon Society (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Lake County Birding Page
LANIUS Software (software for birders, Fairfield)
Longevity records (from banded birds)
Los Angeles Audubon Society
Madrone Audubon Society (Santa Rosa)
Magpies in California
Marin Audubon Society
Marin County Birding Page
Mendocino Coast Audubon Society (Fort Bragg)
Mendocino County Birding Page
Merced County Birding Page
Migratory Bird Management (USF&WS)
Monterey Birding Adventures (Rick Fournier custom birding outings)
Monterey County Birding Page
Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society
Joe Morlan's California Birding Pages
Mount Diablo Audubon Society
Napa County Birding Page
Napa-Solano Audubon Society
National Birding Hotline Cooperative (various e-mail lists and their archives, including BirdChat)
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
National Wetlands Inventory
National Wildlife Refuges
Nature Conservancy
Nature Sounds Society
Nest Box Cam (bluebird & chickadee nests in the Carolinas)
Noel's Very Birdy Web Site (Florida)
North Bay Bird Guide: Lisa Hug
Northern California BirdBox (transcripts of rare bird alerts)
Oakland Bird Club
Ohlone Audubon Society
Optics for Birding
Oregon Birders On-Line
The O.W.L. - Ornithological Web Library
Owls & Owling (with special reference to the Bay Area)
Owls of North America
Pacific Seabird Group
Palo Alto Baylands Preserve
Partners in Flight
Patuxent Migratory Bird Research Center (analysis of CBC & BBS data)
Peregrine Audubon Society (Ukiah)
Peregrine Falcon nestcam (Pittsburgh PA)
Peregrine Falcon nestcam (Seattle WA)
Peterson Online Birds
Point Reyes Bird Observatory
Project Feederwatch
Quail at Coyote Hills
Raptor Research Foundation
Redbud Audubon Society (Lake County)
Redwood Region Audubon Society
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Sacramento Audubon Society
Sacramento County Birding Page
San Benito County Birding Page
Sandhill Cranes in California
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Bird Checklist for San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuges
San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society
San Francisco County Birding Page
San Francisco Field Ornithologists
San Joaquin Audubon Society
San Joaquin County Birding Page
San Mateo County Birding Page
Santa Clara County Birding Page
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
Santa Cruz Bird Club
Santa Cruz County Birding Page
Sequoia Audubon Society (San Mateo County)
Shearwater Journeys (Northern California pelagic trips)
Sierra Foothills Audubon Society
Solano County Birding Page
Sonoma County Birding Page
South Bay Birders Unlimited
Stanislaus Audubon Society
Stanislaus County Birding Page
TeenBirdChat (discussions among young birders)
Texas Whooping Cranes (migration reports, links to other crane sites)
Thayer Birding Software
Tiburon Audubon Center
Tree Swallow nestcam (Ithaca NY)
Tsuru (Bird and Mammal Images)
Tulare County Audubon Society
Tweeters (Washington & British Columbia birding)
VGI Vision Foundation (data on North American bird observations)
The Virtual Birder
Warbler Watch
Waterfowl & Wetlands Office (USF&WS)
Western Birds (magazine)
Western Field Ornithologists
West Nile Virus
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (migration with ultralight plane)
Wild Bird Center of Walnut Creek
Wild Bird Habitats (on-line sales of feeders, houses, etc.)
Wild Birds Unlimited Feeder Cam ("live" views of backyard feeders in New Jersey)
Wild Birds Unlimited (Dublin)
Wild Birds Unlimited (Pleasant Hill)
Wild Birds Unlimited (San Jose)
Wild Wings: Heading North
Wintu Audubon Society (Redding)
Woodendipity (whimsical bird houses & feeders)
Ya Know You're a Birder (cartoons)
Yolo Audubon Society
Yolo County Birding Page

Banned Books Online
Bibliofind (old, used & rare books from thousands of bookdealers)
On-Line Books Page (links to thousands of books you can read on-line)
University of California Press

Buying CDs Online
Black Swan Records (good source for Canadian releases)
CD Europe
CD Universe
Down Home Music (roots music of the world)
FolkWeb (independent folk and acoustic artists)
Ladyslipper Music (music by women - and some myn)
World Wide Music


Annie's Annuals
Bay Area Gardener
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
California Botanical Data (native plant photos, range maps, etc.)
California Native Plant Society
Fine Gardening (magazine)
The Garden Gate (magazine)
Green Landscaping with Native Plants (info from EPA)
Horticulture (magazine)
Invasive Species (plants & animals)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (Austin TX)
Magic Gardens (nursery in Berkeley)
Milaeger's Gardens (Racine WI)
Old House Gardens (heirloom bulbs - Ann Arbor MI)
Pine Ridge Gardens (birds, butterflies, native plants, wetlands, etc.)
Regan's Nursery
Secret Gardens of the East Bay (Park Day School tour each April)
Timeless Roses (lots of useful info)
Wild Ones (advocates for native plants)


Big Fib (What do you want to believe today?)
The Onion (satirical newspaper - some vulgar language)
Rec.humor.funny Home Page


Acme Mapper (switch between aerial photos and topo maps)
California Highway Conditions

DeLorme | CyberMaps
GlobeXplorer (satellite and aerial photos)
Google Maps
Green Map System
The Right Site - Demographic Reports
San Francisco Bay Area Historic Topographic Maps
TerraServer (aerial photos and topo maps)
Topozone (topo maps)
U.S. Gazetteer
USGS Mapping Information: GNIS Data Base Query
University of Texas Online Map Collection (historical/current for most everywhere)


Beedle Um Bum - our folk/world music info and links
California Folk Music Home Page
Folk Music, An Index to Recorded Resources
Folk Music Home Page
FolkWeb - On-Line CD Store and Listening Room
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse (Berkeley)
I Hear America Singing (Library of Congress)
Musician's Home Pages
Ragtime Home Page
Fortissimo Folk Music
Early Recorded Sounds

Newspapers, etc.

AlterNet (the mix is the message) (a Libertarian viewpoint)
Archaeology Magazine
The Wire (Associated Press)
BAG News Notes (discussion/analysis of news images)
Bakersfield Californian
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Bush Watch
Cagle's Political Cartoons ("all the top editorial cartoonists")
The Christian Science Monitor
San Francisco Chronicle (
Coastal Post (Bolinas - not your typical free monthly!)
Common Dreams (progressive news & views, links to worldwide news services)
Contra Costa Times
Counterpunch (webzine by Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St Clair)
Daily Kos (The State of the Nation)
East Bay Express
The Electronic Intifada (the viewpoint from Palestine)
Environmental Health News
Environmental News Network
San Francisco Examiner
Failure Is Impossible
FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)
Food First (Institute for Food & Development Policy)
Fresno Bee
The Funny Times (cartoons and more)
Global Exchange (building people to people ties)
Globalize Justice - Not War!
Grist Magazine (environmental news from Earth Day network)
The Guardian (London)
Jim Hightower (America's #1 Populist)
Huffington Post
The Independent (London)
Independent Media Center
Indian Country (American Indian news)
Informed Comment (Juan Cole on the Middle East)
Institute for Public Accuracy (consortium of policy researchers)
Molly Ivins (she can't say that, can she?)
Jinn (Pacific News Service)
Left Business Observer
Liberal Opinion Week
Los Angeles Times
Media Alliance
San Jose Mercury News
The Nation
New California Media (ethnic & other non-mainstream media)
New Left Review
The New York Times
News Dissector (Danny Schechter)
Nieman Watchdog (Questions the press should ask)
The Nonviolence Web
Oakland Tribune
Greg Palast
The Progressive
The Progressive Populist (a different viewpoint from Iowa)
Progressive Review
Reclaim Democracy (restoring citizen authority over corporations)
ReliefWeb (news about humanitarian relief)
Rough & Tumble (California public policy & politics - links to today's news)
Science News Online - The Weekly Newsmagazine of Science
The Smirking Chimp (ask not at whom the chimp smirks)
Talking Points Memo
Third World Network
This Modern World (Tom Tomorrow tells it like it is)
Tidepool (West Coast environmental news)
Tom Dispatch (a regular antidote to the mainstream media)
Tom (a journal of opinion)
UN Wire (news about UN from UN Foundation)
The War in Context
Washington Monthly
Washington Post
ZNet (A Community of People Concerned About Social Change)

Radio & Television

A&E (cable TV channel)
Air America Radio
Al-Jazeera (Arab cable TV, English-language website)
Bravo (cable TV channel)
Democracy Now
Flashpoints & Dennis Bernstein
Free Radio Berkeley (International Radio Action Training Education)
FreeSpeech Internet TV (because the people know better)
Free Speech TV (part-time cable network)
History Channel (cable TV)
Independent Film Channel (cable TV)
KCBS (all-news radio)
KFCF (Free Speech Radio for Central California)
KMUD (Redwood Community Radio, Garberville)
KPFA Local Advisory Board
KVMR (community radio in Nevada City)
KZYX (Mendocino County)
Midnight Special (WFMT, Chicago)
Minnesota Public Radio
National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
National Public Radio (NPR)
Pacifica Foundation/Network
A Prairie Home Companion
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS, TV)
Sunday Salon (Larry Bensky, KPFA)
WUMB Folk Radio (streaming folk music 24/7)


Allergy & Asthma Information (many genealogical resources, a lot requiring paid subscription)
Butterfly Website
California Biodiversity Council
California Heritage Digital Image Access Project
California Voter Foundation
Center for Democracy and Technology
Computer Virus alerts and hoaxes
Conversion of measurement units
Cyndi's List of Geneology Sites on the Internet
Earthquakes - Up-to-the-minute info on Bay Area quakes
Evolution vs Creationism
ExpertCity (on-line computer help)
Free Speech Movement Archives (our picture is here!)
History House
How Stuff Works
HTML Writers Guild Website
Human Rights Watch
Internet Archive Wayback Machine
Internet Movie Database
Internet Broadway Database
Internet Scams & Hoaxes
League of Women Voters
Library of Congress
The Living Internet
National Lawyers Guild (know your legal rights)
National Security Archive (secret documents declassified through FOIA)
The Nature Conservancy
Neat stuff on the web (the librarian without walls)
netLibrary (e-books to view or buy)
Project Vote Smart
RootsWeb Geneaological Data Cooperative (surnames, places, census data, etc., etc.)
Tide and Current Predictor
Time (official US Time)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Geneva conventions, etc.)
University of California Digital Library
Urban Legends (history, facts, sociology)
Urban Legends Reference Pages (San Fernando Valley Folklore Society)
Usernomics (ergonomics, plus a great metasite)
US Geological Survey
Webmonkey (Website design)
Webopedia (dictionary of computer terminology)
West Nile Virus
The Word Detective
The Word Spy (newly coined English words and phrases)
World Watch Institute
World Wide Words (meaning and origin of English words & phrases)


Bay Area Doppler Radar
Eureka Doppler Radar
AccuWeather (lots of detailed local information)
East Bay Weather & Tides
Willits/Brooktrails Forecast
NWS Bay Area Forecast Discussion and Glossary
Eureka Forecast Discussion and Glossary
Northern California Doppler Radar
National Weather Service - Bay Area/Monterey
NWS - Eureka
NWS - National Home Page
Paul's Weather (serving the Bay Area since 1995)
El Niņo info and links
La Niņa info and links
Current rainfall amounts
Regional Doppler Radar (long-term averages for worldwide locations)
The Weather Channel
Weather Channel West Central Radar Loop
Weather Channel Southwestern Radar Loop
Weather Underground (includes historical data)
NOTE: The radar loops will take some time to download a number of images, then give you an animated time sequence.


The Christmas Revels (highly recommended)
Metagrrrl (Larry's niece Dinah)
Daily Alice (Larry's sister Jinx)
The Earth Flag (expand your patriotic scope!)
Introduction to the Game of Go
Mind Fun
American Peace Flag (support America and peace)
Planet Patriot
Poems (including Poem of the Day)