Find the Birds is dedicated to birds & their habitats, and to all the individuals (conservationists, volunteers, donors, guides, naturalists, birders, teachers, etc.) & groups (non-profit organizations, charities, foundations, governments, First Nations, etc.) who have, past & present, worked to protect them.

Thought Generation Society would like to thank Jennifer and Miyako Dhalla and the Saito & Dhalla Families for their support.

Thanks to the Tucson Audubon Society, the American Birding Association, the New Jersey Audubon Society, the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Birds Canada, Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds, Brian “Fox” Ellis, Science World, WildResearch, the Stanley Park Ecology Society, Stephen Partington, Environment for the Americas, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada for the getting the word out about the game. Thanks to the other individuals & organizations who have helped this game become a reality.

Find the Birds Production Team:

Adam Dhalla – Creator, Artist, Web Designer, Co-Producer, Spokesperson & Researcher

A.J. Dhalla – Manager, Director, Writer & Co-Producer

Lydia Assion-Nielsen – Senior Technical Artist/Game Designer/Programmer

Robert Orange – Senior Programmer & Game Designer

Keres Boucher – Senior Animator

Matilda Nguyen – Layout Artist & Game Designer

Christina Baudais – Layout Artist

Emily Chen – Layout Artist

Cristina-Ioana Ciubotaru – Animator

Skylar Mallais – Game Designer/Programmer

Yianni Ntokolas – Game Designer

Ben Gilbert – Game Designer

Raquel Justiniano  – Bird/Character Designer & Animator

Moomin Lee – Character/Bird Designer & Animator

Haley Jae Linnell – Layout/Prop Artist

Tina Liu – Layout/Prop Artist & Marketing Coordinator

Michella Wong – Video/Sound Editor

Brian “Fox” Ellis – Marketing & Education Consultant

Early Prototype Developers:

Dan Yang Yin – Lead Developer

Sen Lin – Assistant Developer

Photos, Videos & Audio Recordings:

For birds and cards in the game, all photos, videos, and audio recordings provided by the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The following is a list of individual photo, video and audio credits obtained through the Macaulay Library.


Northern Saw-whet Owl © Ryan Sanderson ML320501371

Northern Saw-whet Owl © Ray Wershler ML159894561

Marbled Murrelet © Eric Ellingson ML217129231

Marbled Murrelet © Gregory Budney ML74561791

Mountain Bluebird © Ethan Denton ML291339351

Mountain Bluebird © Kalin Ocana ML232978191

Varied Thrush © Gord Gadsden ML288587681

Varied Thrush © Graham Gerdeman ML28703721

Ruddy Duck © Ryan Sanderson ML281802271

Ruddy Duck © Ian Routley ML103221531

Common Raven © Vasura Jayaweera ML268664521

Common Raven © Caroline Lambert ML51940101

Steller’s Jay © Bryan Calk ML267972091

Steller’s Jay © Mason Maron ML228862051

Black-footed Albatross © Mason Maron ML254837951

Black-footed Albatross © Blair Dudeck ML120156551

Surf Scoter © Dorian Anderson ML222371291

Surf Scoter © Matt Davis ML146907711

Black Oystercatcher © Evan Larson ML216349691

Black Oystercatcher © Matt Davis ML127702711

MacGillivray’s Warbler © Bryan Calk ML168395531

MacGillivray’s Warbler © Matt Davis ML32052331

Western Meadowlark © Jack Bushong ML160166201

Western Meadowlark © Jeff Maw ML60351831

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel © Ken Chamberlain ML112674071

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel © Bryce Robinson ML63040231

Clark’s Nutcracker © Eric VanderWerf ML108391161

Clark’s Nutcracker © Jeremiah Trimble ML50346141

Gambel’s Quail © Chris Rohrer ML60797571

Gambel’s Quail © Bryan Calk ML107213761
Gambel’s Quail © Bryan Calk ML197015331
Gambel’s Quail © Jason Vassallo ML210295311
White-winged Dove © Dorian Anderson ML72604001
White-winged Dove © Sean Fitzgerald ML107141261
White-winged Dove © Susan Teefy ML171916581
White-winged Dove © Don Danko ML187974501
Greater Roadrunner © Jerry Ting ML98307051
Greater Roadrunner © Fyn Kynd ML198216871
Greater Roadrunner © Tim Avery ML240757041
Greater Roadrunner © Suzie McCann ML257693681
Common Poorwill © Bruce Cyganowski ML24258491
Common Poorwill © Anna Van Kovn ML121766461
Common Poorwill © Mountain West Birding Company ML167316031
Common Poorwill © Laure Wilson Neish ML219566491
Costa’s Hummingbird © Bryan Calk ML108163441
Costa’s Hummingbird © Gordon Karre ML203722371
Costa’s Hummingbird © Christopher Lindsey ML219996111
Costa’s Hummingbird © Tim Avery ML240750631
Broad-billed Hummingbird © Ryan Sanderson ML170539061
Broad-billed Hummingbird © Kojo Baidoo ML170916611
Broad-billed Hummingbird © Max Nootbaar ML172249591
Broad-billed Hummingbird © Marky Mutchler ML260994401
California Condor © Michael Rieser ML27745031
California Condor © Brian Sullivan ML32298541
California Condor © Jeff Culler ML35970611
California Condor © Jay Langford ML38715761
California Condor © Gary Chapin ML61642221
California Condor © Mark Schocken ML65848131
Elf Owl © Tim Avery ML54937711
Elf Owl © Tim Avery ML54937721
Elf Owl © Kyle Blaney ML84348661


Marbled Murrelet © Joe Angseesing ML200871991
Western Meadowlark © Dennis Arendt ML295248281
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel © Gena Zolotar ML273823261
Varied Thrush © Dennis Arendt ML201938181
Common Raven © Ken Simonite ML201845231
Black Oystercatcher © Don DesJardin ML201791961
Mountain Bluebird © Don DesJardin ML201776241
Black-footed Albatross © Curt Kessler ML201663211
Ruddy Duck © Pieter de Groot Boersma ML200888231
Clark’s Nutcracker © Larry Arbanas ML443714
Northern Saw-whet Owl © Timothy Barksdale ML408440
MacGillivray’s Warbler © Timothy Barksdale ML411653
Steller’s Jay © Jay McGowan ML471195
Surf Scoter © Timothy Barksdale ML402125

Gambel’s Quail © Timothy Barksdale ML448431

Gambel’s Quail © Don  DesJardin ML201786281
White-winged Dove © Timothy Barksdale ML402391
White-winged Dove © Luke Seitz ML477817
White-winged Dove © Oliver  Komar ML228289581
Greater Roadrunner © Timothy Barksdale ML454562
Greater Roadrunner © Josep del Hoyo ML201497721
Greater Roadrunner © Don  DesJardin ML201770951
Greater Roadrunner © Ken Simonite ML201845081
Common Poorwill © Josep del Hoyo ML201459421
Costa’s Hummingbird © Don  DesJardin ML201759941
Costa’s Hummingbird © Don  DesJardin ML201769961
Costa’s Hummingbird © Don  DesJardin ML201773901
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Northern) © Timothy Barksdale ML402905
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Northern) © Larry Arbanas ML466323
California Condor © Don  DesJardin ML197748891
California Condor © Hector Ceballos-Lascurain ML201892431
California Condor © Hector Ceballos-Lascurain ML201892441
California Condor © Bill Hubick ML293447471
Elf Owl © Timothy Barksdale ML448456
Elf Owl © Hervé JACOB ML201607631
Gila Woodpecker © Timothy Barksdale ML402343
Gila Woodpecker © Gregory Griffith ML435724
Gila Woodpecker © Greg Baker ML201805921
Vermilion Flycatcher (Northern) © Benjamin Clock ML483239
Vermilion Flycatcher (Northern) © Timothy Barksdale ML402835
Vermilion Flycatcher (Northern) © Conan Guard ML200857681
Cactus Wren (brunneicapillus Group) © Don  DesJardin ML201770531
Black-throated Sparrow © Don  DesJardin ML201770521
Pyrrhuloxia © Timothy Barksdale ML402486
Pyrrhuloxia © Timothy Barksdale ML402490
Pyrrhuloxia © Timothy Barksdale ML423278
Varied Bunting © Bryan Calk ML240327191
Varied Bunting © José Alberto Lobato García ML294663221

Audio Recordings:

Marbled Murrelet © Gregory Budney ML74561791
MacGillivray’s Warbler © James (Jim) Holmes ML235432991
Surf Scoter © Daniel Donnecke ML195920791
Common Raven © David Badke ML104490971
Mountain Bluebird © Andrew Spencer ML43462621
Western Meadowlark © Wil Hershberger ML516839
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel © Sampath Seneviratne ML132029
Varied Thrush © Geoffrey A. Keller ML118810
Ruddy Duck © Randolph Little ML106721
Clark’s Nutcracker © Geoffrey A. Keller ML50141
Steller’s Jay © Geoffrey A. Keller ML42204
Northern Saw-whet Owl © Thomas G. Sander ML125346
Black Oystercatcher © Gerrit Vyn ML137860
Black-footed Albatross © Chandler Robbins ML32566

Gambel’s Quail © Geoffrey A. Keller ML118607

Gambel’s Quail © Geoffrey A. Keller ML118617
Gambel’s Quail © Geoffrey A. Keller ML40518
Rock Pigeon © Mike Hearell ML113903231
White-winged Dove © Russ Wigh ML59106201
White-winged Dove © Isaias morataya ML219980231
Greater Roadrunner © Laurens Halsey ML91690141
Greater Roadrunner © Molly Pollock ML92388421
Greater Roadrunner © Andrew Spencer ML227713971
Greater Roadrunner © Andrew Spencer ML256178591
Common Poorwill © Brian Sullivan ML87482791
Common Poorwill © Chris Wood ML105772661
Common Poorwill © Caleb  Helsel ML219800691
Costa’s Hummingbird © Kevin Ebert ML151928911
Costa’s Hummingbird © Scott Olmstead ML203939691
Costa’s Hummingbird © Brian Sullivan ML296587881
Broad-billed Hummingbird © Curtis Marantz ML121949
Broad-billed Hummingbird © Paul Marvin ML173186331
Broad-billed Hummingbird © Isain Contreras ML240692671
Broad-billed Hummingbird © Jay McGowan ML157625291
California Condor © Vincent Gerwe ML163900
Elf Owl © Geoffrey A. Keller ML40636
Elf Owl © Felipe Guerrero ML27453221
Elf Owl © Gerrit Vyn ML140240
Elf Owl © Bob McGuire ML188270
Gila Woodpecker © Arthur A. Allen ML6891
Gila Woodpecker © Fred W. Trumbull ML6892
Gila Woodpecker © William W. H. Gunn ML62771
Vermilion Flycatcher © Geoffrey A. Keller ML40531
Vermilion Flycatcher © Geoffrey A. Keller ML105508
Vermilion Flycatcher © Bob McGuire ML188210
Rock Wren © Andrew Spencer ML43462971
Rock Wren © Geoffrey A. Keller ML56916
Rock Wren © Martha Fischer ML71889
Cactus Wren © Hope Batcheller ML167833
Cactus Wren © James Holmes ML22879871
Black-throated Sparrow © Thomas G. Sander ML111002
Black-throated Sparrow © Ed Pandolfino ML164658
Varied Bunting © Geoffrey A. Keller ML40606
Varied Bunting © Jay McGowan ML32303501
Pyrrhuloxia © Geoffrey A. Keller ML40568
Pyrrhuloxia © Geoffrey A. Keller ML105246
Pyrrhuloxia © Bob McGuire ML188222
Varied Bunting © Ryan O’Donnell ML247329621

The following sound effects .mp3 files used in the game were obtained from Zapsplat 




Note: Some of the above photo, sound/audio & video files may not have made it into the final released version of the game, and/or some may appear in later updates of the game.

Legal Disclaimers – Please Read:

You are playing this game at your own risk and Thought Generation Society does not accept any responsibility for any health issues or injuries encountered as a result of the game, including epilepsy. We do not recommend playing this game while driving, walking or doing any other activity outdoors or any hazardous activity of any kind, as we believe people must focus on one thing at a time, especially when that one thing may involve danger of any kind or risk of injury. Parents & legal guardians must accept all responsibility for their children playing this game. This game is an educational simulation of birdwatching (i.e. birding) and conservation. Actual birdwatching and conservation in the field/wild/nature should be done with adequate hands-on training by experienced adults and conducted with them, as there are of course dangerous situations that could arise.

This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any living or deceased person(s) or event is coincidental and Thought Generation Society does not accept responsibility for such. No birds or other animals were harmed during the production of this game.

Thought Generation Society is a Canadian incorporated non-profit organization producing this free-to-download educational game for the good of the planet and as such does not have any legal nor financial liability so making financial claims against us or filing legal cases will be pointless. Please put your efforts into fighting those individuals & companies that are damaging our world while they seek profit.

Copyright & Trademark:

Find the Birds and related spin-off projects are the legal property of Thought Generation Society and any use and copying of the concept & images without signed written permission and possibly payment to Thought Generation Society is strictly forbidden by the various laws in Canada, the United States, and  worldwide. Find the Birds is an original project, protected by trademark & copyright:

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