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DESCRIPTION: One of a set of "Home" pages comprising the sterncastle or local section of The Telson Spur, this page is a list of links to on-line resources for Recreation. The coordinate Home pages, with a common header and List of Contents, contain links to Local Information (including Canada), Telecommunity, Global News, Sky and Weather, Reference, Family, Life and Leisure (including Recreation), Home Computing, Internet Forums, Portals, and Web Weaving.

KEYWORDS: adventure; backpacking; birding; collecting (nature); fun; hiking; leisure; living; outdoors; play; recreation; walking

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Local Information

Global Community
Regional Administration and Information

Information Infrastructure
The Grid, Internet2, and NGI
Networking and Development
Internet Access and Services
The Digital Divide
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World News
Disaster and Global Emergency
Environmental Crisis and News
Science News
Space News
Sky and Weather

The Sky
Primary Weather Sites
Satellite Images
Other Weather Resources
Severe Weather
Climate Data
Weather Equipment
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Special Topics
Books On-line
Encyclopaedias On-line
Time and Times

Child Safety
Death, Dying, and Grief
Fellow Travellers
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Food and Drink
Consumer Services
Health and Medicine
Home and Garden
Home Computing

Help and Technical Support
Antivirus Resources
Hardware: Building/Buying a PC
GNU/Linux and Open Source
Microsoft Windows
Internet Connectivity
History of Personal Computing
Forums, Periodicals, and Programmes
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Mailing Lists

Web Rings
Web Weaving

Hypertext and HTML
Web Style: Writing for the Web

Life and Leisure (cont.)

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Adventure Travel
Amateur Astronomy
Animal Companions
Arts and Crafts
Books On-line
Children's Literature
Collecting (Nature)
Exploring: Earth, Sea, & Sky
Film (Movies)
Home Connectivity & Electronics
Multimedia (CD, DVD, Video)
Music On-line
Personal Computers
Scientific Exploration
SF (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
TV (Television)
Weather Equipment


Collecting (Nature)

AAPS, American Association of Paleontological Suppliers
Amateur Entomologist - Butterfly and Moth (Laurent Lecerf)
Amber - Stone Live (Andrzej Górski)
American Geode - Rockhounding & Geodes
Aquarium Global Resource
Aquariums (Winston Schoenfeld, Suite 101)
Aquasite.com Aquarium Fish
AquaWorld Magazine - The Aquarium World Magazine
-- US Mirror
The Aviary
Backyard Wildlife Habitat (US National Wildlife Federation)

Bob's Rock Shop (Bob Keller)
Canadian Directory of Rock & Mineral Associations (Dirk Schmid)
Canadian Rockhound (ed. Dirk Schmid)
Collecting Insects: Entolmology 116 - Insect Identification (David L. Keith & Tiffany Heng-Moss, University of Nebraska)
Conchologists of America -- Conch-Net HomePage
Creatures Great and Small (Pat & Ken Parton, Victoria, BC)
Cyberwall: Rockhounding and Rock Collecting
Discovering Fossils (Roy Shephard & Luci Algar, UK)
Fish Diseases, Diagnosis of (Gary Aukes, Fishy Farmacy)
Geoscience Enterprises Home Page (Bob & Sue Howell)
The Great Canadian Fossil Trail (Royal Tyrrell Museum)
Guppyplace Home (Mary Jane Godier)
International Meteorite Collectors Association
Kingsnake Canada

Kingsnake.com | The Internet Portal for the Reptile & Amphibian Hobbyist
The Meteorite Exchange
Mineral Collectors Page
The Mineral Gallery (Amethyst Galleries)
The Nature Source (Jake Delgaudio)
Professional Fossil Dealers Web Ring (George Winters)
-- Site List
Reef Aquarium Guide (Hobbyschool.com)
Renaissance Fossils - Fossils for Collectors Worldwide (Scott Taylor)
Rockhounding Arkansas (Mike & Darcy Howard)

Rockhounding Resources on The Web
Rockhounds Information Page
Rocks For Kids
Saltwater Aquariums (Stan Hauter, About.com)
Timerock Fossils, Minerals & Crystals - Info Lab
(Martin Rosser, Australia)
Tropica Aquarium Plants
Tropical Fish (D. K. Grant)
Tropical Fish Net
Victoria Natural History Society (Victoria, BC)
ZineZone: Collecting Zone

See also Natural History Museums



American Bird Conservancy (Washington, DC)
American Birding Association Online
Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
AKN (Avian Knowledge Network)
Avibase - The World Bird Database (Denis Lepage, Bird Studies Canada)
Backyard Birds
Better View Desired: Birding Optics, etc.
Bird Checklists of the World (Denis Lepage, Avibase)
Birders' Exchange
Birder's World Magazine
The Birdhouse Network (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Bird Identification (Eric Haines, Ithaca, New York)
Birding (Christine Tarski, About.com)
Birding in British Columbia (Kevin Slagboom)
-- Birding Victoria, BC
Birding on the Web
Birding on the Web, The Next Generation
BirdLife International (Cambridge)
Bird Links (Rolf A. de By)

Bird Links to the World - Global Links (Avibase)
Bird Monitoring in North America (Patuxent Wildlife Research Center)
Birds (BBC - Science & Nature)
Birds of Prey at Buteo.com (Greg Gothard, Alameda, California)
Bird songs on CD from Neville Recording (John Neville, Salt Spring Island, BC)
BirdSource - Birding with a Purpose
Bird Studies Canada
Birds - A Virtual Exhibition (Virtual Museum of Canada)
The Birdwatcher's Guide to Global Warming (Jeff Price & Patricia Glick, American Bird Conservancy/National Wildlife Association, Washington, DC, 2002)
Bird Watching (Enchanted Learning Software)
Birdwatching Dot Com - About Wild Birds and Birding
(Michael & Diane Porter)
Boreal Songbird Initiative (dir. Marilyn Heiman)
Common Birds in Decline (Audubon State of the Birds)
CyberBirding - Bird Links Page (Noel Wamer)
Data Zone - World Bird Database (BirdLife International)
Decline of the songbirds (CBC News In Depth, 22 Jun 2007)
eBird (Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York)
EPA and Bird Conservation (US Environmental Protection Agency)
Eurobirding (UK)
The Falcon Portal (Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency, Emirate of Abu Dhabi)
Fat Birder (Richard Crombet-Beolens)
Field Guides: Birding Tours Worldwide
Finchworld (Rick Fulmer)
Find My Bird (MyBirding.com)

Fugleskue Birdwatch - Birdbase (Tor Ivar Bjønness)
GeoBirds (James Peters et al., Edson, Alberta)
Great Backyard Bird Count (National Audubon Society, New York)
Hot Spots for Birders (Birder.com)
Hummer/Bird Study Group, Inc. (Bob Sargent)
Humming Bird Nest (California)
Hummingbird: Operation RubyThroat, the Hummingbird Project
(Bill Hilton Jr.)
Hummingbirds.net (Lanny Chambers)
The Hummingbird Society
The Hummingbird Web Site (Larry & Terrie Gates)
Important Bird Areas of Canada
Internet Flyway (Alan Wilkinson)
Ivory-billed Woodpecker Draft Recovery Plan (Campephilus principalis) (J. Andrew et al., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 22 Aug 2007) PDF
Judson Lake Trumpeter Swans (Walter & Anne Willms)
LandBird Monitoring Program (BirdSource)
Migratory Bird Conservancy
Migratory Birds (Environment Canada)
Movements of Bird Populations: GIS and Birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
MSN Birding Community

Open Directory - Recreation: Birdwatching
Operation Migration (William Lishman & Joseph Duff, et al.)
Optics for Birding Home Page (Edmund R. Matthews)
Owling.com | Central American & North American Owls
(Dan Lockshaw, Aliso Viejo, California)
The Owl Pages (Hervey Bay et al.)
Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter (Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, USGS)
The Peregrine Fund: World Center for Birds of Prey
(Boise, Idaho)
Peterson Birding Resources (Houghton Mifflin, Boston)
Peterson Online
Rediscovering the Ivory-billed Woodpecker
(Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Rocky Point Bird Observatory (Metchosin, BC)
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Spring Migration (eNature.com)
State of the Birds (US National Audubon Society)
The Trumpeter Swan Society (James Hawkings et al.)
Vancouver Island Birds (Mike Yip)
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours - Birding and Nature Cruises
VIREO: Visual Resources for Ornithology
(Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia)
The Virtual Birder
Virtual Birding in British Columbia (Kevin Slagboom)
WatchList (Audubon Online)
Winged Migration (dir. Jacques Perrin, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002)
Zeal.com - Hobbies - Birdwatching



For adventure/educational travel, see Earth, Sea, and Sky (below) and Adventure Travel.

Adventure Experiences (Roy Shephard & Luci Algar, UK)
Adventure Living (Carl P. E. dos Santos)
Adventure Sports Online
Aeroseek - Aviation Search Engine and Directory
AeroWeb: The Aviation Enthusiast Corner
American Field Guide (PBS)
American Park Network
Anglers Online
Ballooning into the Sky: The Cluster Balloon Flight Page
(John Ninomiya, Solana Beach, California)
BC Adventure Journal (BC Adventure Network)
BC's Park Legacy Project
Beachcombers' Alert! (Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Beachcombers' and Oceanographers' International Association, Seattle)
The British Columbia Outdoors (BC Adventure Network)

British Columbia Recreation (BC Adventure Network)
British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association
British Columbia's Trans Canada Trail
Camp-A-Roo! Camping and Hiking Information with Tips for Parents
Campground Reservation Service (Discover Camping, Vancouver, BC)
Campgrounds and RV Parks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Camping in British Columbia (BC Adventure Network)
Canadian Outback Adventure Company
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
Coastal British Columbia
Cycle World
Glacierworks (David Brashears)
Designated Airspace Handbook (Aeronautical Charts Service, Geomatics Canada)
Destination Outdoors
Destination Scorecard: National Parks (Jonathan B. Tourtellot, National Geographic Traveler)

Digital Librarian: Outdoors
Elevon -- Aviation on the Internet (Carl Pettypiece)
eNature.com Outdoors
Experimental Balloon and Airship Association (Roland Escher)
FAA Aviation Education
Fish Information Service (FINS) Index (Mark Rosenstein)
Fishing Hot-spots along the World Wide Web (Jim Walker)
The Fishing Network
Fish Link Central
FishTalk with Uncle Bill
GORP - Great Outdoor Recreation Pages

GORP - Outdoor Resources for People with Disabilities
Great Canadian Parks
Hang Gliding WWW Server Home Page
Holiday Expeditions
In-Fisherman Fishing Tips and Resources for Freshwater Fishing
International Orienteering Federation Home Page
IPL Ready Reference Collection: Outdoor Recreation
Latitudes & Attitudes | The Cruising Lifestyle Magazine
Librarians' Index to the Internet - Outdoor Recreation Topics
M-Riders SIG (coord. Chris Norloff, American Mensa)
MSN Outdoors Community
National and Provincial Parks of British Columbia
(BC Adventure Network)

National Park Related WWW Links (Keith Hufton)
National Parks: Weird and Wild Map (National Geographic Adventure Magazine, Jun-Jul 2006)
The Online Outdoors Website
Open Directory - Recreation: Aviation
Open Directory - Recreation: Motorcycles
Open Directory - Recreation: Outdoors
Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor and Hiking Indexes on the Web
Outside Online
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Canada
Parks and Recreation Resources (Education Index)
Parks Canada
PERConLINE - Parks and Recreation (North America)

Photographs and Web Sites of U.S. National Parks
(Steven D. Schafersman)
Poison Ivy (Jonathan Sachs)
Recreational Fishing in the Pacific Region
(Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
REI Home Page (Recreational Equipment Inc.)
Robert Winkler - Nature Writing
Surf - Global Oceanic Surf Links (Mountain Man Graphics, OZ)
Thirty Thousand Feet - Aviation Links
The Total Yellowstone Page (John William Uhler)
TrailLink (Rails-to-Trails Conservancy)
Trails.com - Connecting People to the Outdoors
US-Parks.com - US National Parks...
Vancouver Island Abound Outdoor Pages
Windsurfing Resources on the WWW
Yellowstone National Park - The Official Home Page
Zeal.com - Recreation - Outdoors


Exploring: Earth, Sea, and Sky

Adventure (National Geographic)
Adventure Cycling Association
AdventurerScience.ca (Simon Donato et al., Calgary, Alberta)
Adventure Travel, Gear, and Fitness (OutsideOnline.com)
Adventurers Dive Log: Scuba Diving in British Columbia
Alpine Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia
(Stephen Hui, Aqua Pulse)
Anchorage Cove Bed and Breakfast (Betsy Johnston & Derek Hill, Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island)
AQ Adventure (AweQuest.net)
Arbutus Point Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast (Simon Banister, Long Harbour, Salt Spring Island)
Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia
Ascent for Alzheimer's (Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Backpacker Magazine (ed. Tom Shealey)
Backpackers Hostels Canada - The Source for Hostels In Canada
Backpacking Light - The Ultralight Backpacking Magazine and Lightweight Backpacking Gear Shop (Beartooth Mountain Press, Bozeman, Montana)

Backroads - Biking, Hiking, & Multisport Vacations
The Bed & Breakfast Channel
BedandBreakfast.com - Worldwide Directory of Bed and Breakfasts and Inns
Bed and Breakfast Inns and Lodges in the USA/Canada
Bed and Breakfast Online Canada (BBCanada.com)
The Bicycle Forest
Bicycle Tours and Walking Tours in Italy - Charnes Tours
(dir. David Charnes)
Bicyclopedia (ed. Steven Olderr)
BikeCrawler Bicycle Search Engine
Bike Reader: A Reader's Digest (Scott Munn)
BikeSense | The British Columbia Bicycle Operator's Manual
(Lindsay Hill et al., Victoria)
Bikeways Local Network (Sanctuary Foundation, Vancouver, BC)
Bivouac Mountaineering Directory

blakexpeditions (Sir Peter Blake, Seamaster)
Bold Bikes
Breakloose Bicycles
British Columbia Adventure Network
British Columbia Dive Charter Companies
British Columbia Mountaineering Club
The British Columbia Outdoors (BC Adventure Network)
British Columbia Sailing Association
British Columbia Scuba Diving Directory (3 Routes)
British Columbia's Trans Canada Trail

Camp-A-Roo! Camping and Hiking Information with Tips for Parents
CanadianCycle.com Website for the Biking Enthusiast
Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia (Bivouac.com)
Canadian Trails Bicycle Tours
Canadian Yachting Association
CanuckAbroad.com | A Resource for Expats, Backpackers and Travellers
CaveLinx (Andy McCarron)
The Cave Page - Caves, Caving and Speleology (Sherry Mayo)
Caving Canada: The Canadian Cave and Karst Information Server
Caving Coastal British Columbia, Canada
The Caving Pages
CBC News Indepth: Canadians and Mount Everest
(CBC News Online, 25 May 2006)
Chix in the Stix (Banff Alpine Centre)
Ciclismo Classico Bicycling & Walking Tours

Climbers Access Society of British Columbia (Zak Pawliuk et al.)
Climbing Coastal British Columbia, Canada
Coasting.com (Shimano)
Country Walkers
CrossRoads Cycling Adventures
Cycling Coastal British Columbia, Canada
DeepEdge's Dive Site
DIVE BC - Scuba Diving - British Columbia (Greg Dombowsky)
DiveBC - SCUBA diving in British Columbia (Vancouver Webpages)
Easykayaker.com - Your Guide To Laid Back Kayaking
(Gary Backlund & Paul Grey)
Elderhostel: Adventures in Lifelong Learning
Elderhostel Notebook (Jim Olson)
-- Elderhostel Notebook Reviews

ElderTreks: Adventure Travel for People Fifty and Over
(Gary Murtagh et al., Toronto)
The Emerald Sea: Scuba Diving in British Columbia (Myles Clough)
European Walking Tours
Everest Internet Experiment 1999
Explore | Adventure Sports : Extreme Travel
Explore BC by Region (BC Adventure Network)
The Explorers Club (Karen A. Brush)
Explorers Club, Northern Calif. Chapter (Michael F. Diggles)
Explorers Club - Polish Chapter (Jerzy Majcherczyk)
ExplorersWeb - The Pioneers Checkpoint
(Thomas Sjogren et al., New York)
Extreme Planet - Expedition, Adventure and Extreme Tours!
(Bjørn Loe et al.)
Federation of BC Naturalists
Geologic Explorations (Alec M. Bodzin, Science Junction)
Gravel Travel Mountain Bicycle Tours (Vancouver, B.C.)
The Great Canadian Fossil Trail (Royal Tyrrell Museum)

Greater Victoria Cycling Association
GreatCycling.com - Deluxe Bike Tours in Italy
(Ernie & Eli Singer, Toronto)
Gulf Islands Accommodations
The Hiker's Corner
Hiking and Walking Homepage
Hiking BC
Hiking Coastal British Columbia, Canada
Hiking in the High Country (BC Adventure Network)
Hiking in the Northwest (Bruce Martin & Terry Love)
Hiking in the Northwest with Amy and Miguel
Hiking Planet Earth (Bill Warren, Journal E)
Hornby Island Diving -- Sixgill Sharks

Horseback Riding Vacations
The Hostel Handbook Online
Hostelling International - Canada
-- BC Region
Hostels Americas
Hostels.com / The Internet Guide to Hostelling
How To Use a Compass (Kjetil Kjernsmos)
IBN International Booking Network (IYHF)
The Innkeepers' Register - Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Directory/Guide
International Bicycle Fund
International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA) Website
International Orienteering Federation Home Page

ISAF International Sailing Federation
Island Escapades (Jack Rosen et al., Salt Spring Island)
IYHF International Youth Hostel Federation
John's Nautical and Boatbuilding Page (John Kohnen)
Journey Into Amazing Caves (IMAX, 2001)
Kayaking and Canoeing in British Columbia (BC Adventure Network)
Kayaking Coastal British Columbia, Canada
Links to Bicycling Information (Mike Schelling)
Mammoth Cave: Its Explorers, Miners, Archeologists, and Visitors
Mariah Wilderness Expeditions
Marine Centers and Educational Facilities (Coastal British Columbia)
Media Ventures: Adventure Video Productions

The Mountain Bike Resource for Women
Mountain Bike Trails Source
Mountain Biking in British Columbia (BC Adventure Network)
The Mountain Biking Page (Kumar Sichel)
Mountain Climbing in BC (BC Adventure Network)
The Mountaineers Collection (University of Washington)
The Mountaineers Home Page
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Mountain Online
Mountains and Mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest (University of Washington Digital Collections)
Mountain Travel | Sobek
Mountain View Adventure Gear (Luke Melchior)

National Caves Association (US)
National Center For Bicycling & Walking and the Active Living Resource Center (Bicycle Federation of America, Washington, DC)
The National Speleological Society (US)
Nature Trails (Ontario)
Nautilia Worldwide Directory for Nautical Webs
Net Diving Resources (Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club)
North Shore Rescue Team (North Vancouver, BC)
Northwest Recreation Page (Richard Chamberlain)
NOTMAR Notices to Mariners (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
NOVA Online | Lost on Everest (PBS)
NOVA Online | The Universe Within
NSMB.e.Magazine (NorthShoreMountainBiking, Vancouver, B.C.)

Ocean Educations Ltd (Ian Mitchell, Salt Spring Island)
111 Travel Directory - Bed and Breakfasts
(Kathy Steinemann, Hinton, Alberta)
The Online Climbing Guide
Online Expedition Home | webExpeditions.net
Open Directory - Sports: Scuba Diving
Outdoor and Hiking Indexes on the Web
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)
Polaris On-line Guide for Hiking, Skiing, and Canoeing in the Backcountry of British Columbia
The Realm of Sequoia: Explore British Columbia's Coast Mountains (Stephen Hui)
Recumbents.com - The Recumbent and HPV Info Center
Routes to Learning Canada (formerly Elderhostel Canada)
Sailfree.com - Sailing Information Resources
Sailing Coastal British Columbia, Canada

Sailing Source
S.A.L.T.S. Sail Training - SALTS Sail and Life Training Society (Victoria, BC)
SchoonerMan Schooner and Tall Sailing Ships
Scuba Central (Rick Williams)
Scuba Diving in British Columbia (BC Adventure Nework)
SCUBA Diving in Victoria BC Canada (Cindie Andrie)
Scuba Diving Coastal British Columbia, Canada
Searching for Solitude: Exploring British Columbia's Coast and Mountains (Stephen Hui, Aqua Pulse)
SeaRoom... For the Cruising Sailor (Tony & Annie Cook)
The 7 Summits
Society for Underwater Exploration

Thistle Dew Guest Cottage | Bed and Breakfast (Pauline McDonald, Salt Spring Island, BC)
Thyme & Tide Bed and Breakfast (Gary Sheridan, Salt Spring Island)
Ton de Maagt Hiking Page
The Trail Database
Trails.com - Connecting People to the Outdoors
Trails of B.C. (BC Adventure Network)
Ultimate Diving (UK)
Underwater Council of British Columbia
Unofficial B.C. Scuba Pages (Kerry L. Werry)
Victoria Natural History Society (Victoria, BC)
Virtual Cave (Djuna Bewley & Dave Bunnell)
Walk BC Online V2N3
Walking Britain (ed. Lou Johnson)
Walking Club -- Homepage (Healthy Ideas)
Walking Resources on the Web

Walking the World - Outdoor Adventures for People 50 and Over
Walk Japan (Nakasendo Way, etc.)
Westcoast Vacations Reservation Service (Salt Spring Islannd)
Western Canada Avalanche Bulletins - Canadian Avalanche Centre
Wilderness Inquiry
Wilderness Survival Guide (BC Adventure Network)
Wilderness Travel Online
The Women's Wilderness Institute (Boulder, Colorado)
WomenUnderwater (Jill Heinerth et al.)
Woodswomen - Adventure Travel for Women of All Ages
World Cave Database (Eric Madelaine)
Yahoo! Clubs: Backcountry
Yahoo! Clubs: Mountaineering

See also Adventure Travel, Global Positioning System (GPS), Polar Studies, and Scientific Equipment and Exploration

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