Birders have all different levels. As a beginner (weren't we all at one time) you just want a name to go with that bird in your backyard. Maybe you know his name but nothing else. If you are an experienced birder you may choose to jump directly to 'Test your Knowledge' section. This website can help all of you.
For both the beginner birder, and the more experienced birder, who sees a bird that they don't know, ... start with the "Bird ID guides" link. This will take you to several guides. All guides are arranged 'smallest to largest'. Search the photos until you find the bird's name.
Once you have a name, go to the 'Learning Pages' link and click on your bird's name. This link will take you to a page that has many facts about your bird and will provide you with 8 to 12 addition photos to confirm your id. This page is being updated daily.
Let's assume that you have done all of the above and you now know the bird. It's time to test your knowledge. Clicking on "Test your knowledge' link will take you to a name selector. Select your bird's name and you will be presented with group of 7 other random bird photos. Clicking on each photo reveals that bird's name. Spend some time learning the names of the other 7 birds. When ready a series of quizes will start to test you. If you make an error on the quiz, the answer sheet will tell you the wrong answers so you can go back to the learning page to fill in your knowledge. Some of the quizes will test and train both short term and long term memory. Have fun, you are only in competition with your ego.
The 'Slide Shows' links to various groups of photos taken on birding trips around the word.
The 'Birding Trip Reports' links to over fifteen years of birding trips around the world.
The 'About' links to informantion about John Spencer