These warm summer months are the perfect time for bird watching and along these lines Cornell University has a Celebrate Urban Bird program you can join. When you become a free member, you can request a Bird Identification Kit. To signup and get your kit, visit the CUB join page and fill in your information. You can select if you want the kit shipped to you, or sent to you online.
What a great way to help you know just what birds are frequenting your back yard. Celebrate Urban Birds is supported by Smith Lever funds from the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.