September 2016 note: The Home Study Course in Bird Biology using the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is no longer being sold, however this course will continue to be available to all that have enrolled historically. New students please check out the Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology course for the updated version.

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This course has been replaced by Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology, which corresponds with the thoroughly revised, updated, and full-color, 3rd edition of The Handbook of Bird Biology. Students enrolled in this course using the 2nd edition version may still finish their exams at their leisure.

The course was produced at an introductory college level and includes all basic ornithology topics. It is suitable, however, for anyone with an inquiring mind and a serious interest in birds.

A complete list of authors and editors is available on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website


Blackburnian Warbler - Kevin J. McGowan

Blackburnian Warbler – Kevin J. McGowan


Special Note:

The required text for the Home Study Course in Bird Biology, the Handbook of Bird Biology, 2nd Edition, is currently out of print.

We will still support registered students and allow them access to the exams for the foreseeable future.

Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology is the updated and improved version of this course. It corresponds with the thoroughly revised, updated, and full-color, 3rd edition of The Handbook of Bird Biology.