Bird-watching has become a very popular pastime. Below are some guides that will help you identify your mystery guest. Try to remember its colour, any markings, and size; if its bill was long, short, thick, thin, curved or straight; and any other noticeable characteristics. These features will help when you try to identify your unknown bird.
Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America
National Audubon Society Sibley Guide to Birds
The Birds of Canada, Revised Edition for a comprehensive reference