Broaden your understanding of birds with courses for all knowledge levels. Learn everything—from birding basics to comprehensive ornithology
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eBird Essentials Get tips for how to use eBird to jump-start new birding experiences and learn how it is being used to transform our collective understanding of birds.
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Think Like a Bird: Understanding Bird Behavior Birds are simply amazing! Explore the full spectrum of bird behaviors and learn to confidently interpret new behaviors when you see them.
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Spring Field Ornithology—Northeast Discover birds in your backyard and beyond! This course introduces you to the birds found in the Northeastern United States through a series of recorded lectures and online quizzes.
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Feeder Birds: Identification and Behavior Get to know your feeder birds on a whole new level with the self-paced course focused on tricky IDs and bird body language.
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Be a Better Birder: How to Identify Bird Songs Jump-start your birding-by-ear skills with this self-paced course full of expert tips and innovative learning tools.
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Be a Better Birder 2: Color and Pattern Use color and pattern to bring your birding skills to the next level. Learn to make quick IDs with expert tips and interactive quizzes.
Be a Better Birder 1: Size and Shape Use the size and shape of birds to bring your birding skills to the next level. Learn to make quick IDs with expert tips and interactive quizzes.
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Be a Better Birder: Warbler Identification By popular demand. The most comprehensive online course on warblers. Covers all 51 species in U.S. and Canada and gives you practice tools to prepare you for the field.
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Be a Better Birder: Hawk & Raptor Identification Archived Series Get up to speed quickly on hawks and raptors with Dr. Kevin McGowan.
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Be a Better Birder: Shorebird Identification Archived Live Series Get up to speed quickly on shorebirds with Dr. Kevin McGowan
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Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology Transform your understanding of birds and biology with this comprehensive university-level course.
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Be a Better Birder: Duck and Waterfowl Identification Master your duck and waterfowl ID through expert tips and fun practice tools.
Courses For Educators
Attention educators: We also host BirdSleuth K-12 online training courses