BIRDNET is an online repository of information about the science of ornithology, and about issues of interest to ornithologists.

The site is intended to provide information to professional ornithologists, and to members of the general public interested in learning more about both the scientific study of birds and the application of information from that study to conservation and other problems affecting or associated with birds.

BIRDNET also provides selected links to other sites concerning other aspects about birds. Topics for these sites include birding, bird-related ecotourism, and conservation issues broader than those applying primarily to birds.

BIRDNET has been created, and is maintained, by the Ornithological Council as a service to ornithologists and the general public.