Need a hand in learning to distinguish a Downy Woodpecker from a Hairy Woodpecker? Or starlings from grackles in a flock?
Size and shape are key to identifying a bird. In this online tutorial, you'll learn which parts of a bird will be most useful in helping you connect the dots. Learn to use a bird yardstick because, in the bird world, size really does matter when it comes to identification.
You'll also learn the basic groupings used to organize the many species of birds, whether they be waders, ducks, or perching birds and how to make those distinctions by noticing shape. You'll have opportunities to check what you've learned with audio flipbooks, interactive illustrations, quizzes, and more.
This online course is ideal for beginning birders who want solid instruction in the basics of bird identification.