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    • Bird Academy
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      Bird_Academy
      What's the most memorable piece of information you learned in this course? Join the conversation in the discussion below!
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    • Esteban
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      Chirps: 57
      Common pottoo
      I really enjoyed this course! I liked learning about the superb owls and more of my 2 favorite owls the little owl and the burrowing owl.  I did not knew that owls had ears or that many could be diurnal. I thought the only exception was the burrowing owl.  I liked learning about owl pellets and their family life. I enjoyed learning that they were zyglodactyl. I know now more names like aegolius funereus, tyto alba, strix occidentalis, strix varia, bubo bubo, bubo virginianus, athene noctua, and athene cunicularia. I liked the boo-book sound. It seemed fun to me  the clacking of the long eared owl. I want to help owls now. Although I have not(yet) seen owls I hope that with the suggestions it will help me to find it.  I REAAAAAALLY ENJOYED THIS COURSE!!!!
    • Samantha
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      Chirps: 4
      ilovefrosch
      I loved learning about owls.  The most memorable pieces of information was learning about the different species of owls, and their calls.
    • Link
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      Chirps: 14
      Leafblade61
      I loved learning about owls that I had no idea existed! Of course owls live all over the world, but I didn't realize how different they could be! I especially liked learning about super rare owls.
    • Jean
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      Chirps: 1
      coachtjb
      enjoyed learning about the biology of silent flight.
    • Ashlyn
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      Chirps: 5
      Aisling Mahoney
      I greatly enjoyed this course!  It was so much fun learning all about owls.  I think my most memorable moments with these lessons included learning about the different species of owls.  I had no idea there was so much variety in this bird family!  Studying the marvelous designs of the individual owls was fascinating. Of course, I was also glad to study owl sounds and to learn new techniques for finding owls, engaging with them, and helping them continue their role as valuable predators in the ecosystems they inhabit.
    • Karrin
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      Chirps: 47
      klukacs
      There have been so many memorable pieces of information! I think the tip to look for whitewash really stands out, and I also really liked seeing the different ways owls have been depicted in culture. My favorite lesson was learning how to identify them by sounds.
    • Dolores
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      Chirps: 5
      Dolores008
      Seeing the birds in flight is always a joy, the wonderful photos and the duets captivate.
    • BJORN
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      Chirps: 55
      suzukiawd13
      I would say, that the knowledge of looking for a 'white-wash,' is helpful, when looking for Owl homes, in trees.   That is the best way to tell if there is a large, raptor style bird, in the area. Especially Owls. Gross, but helpful.   Also, the different Owl sounds we learned, are helpful. I knew the basic, 'hoot hoot.' But now, I can practice about 3-5 sounds, from the list.   Lastly, the Owl classifications and populations are good to know, especially the spooky, ethereal, Sri Lanka Owl, Boobook, and Congo Bay Owl. It is not easy to learn about jungle, foreign Owls. Now I know.  
    • ILMP
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      Chirps: 28
      birdbird448
        <li style="text-align: left;">I find that owls are very interesting. I think that sound is the best way to find them, but if you want to see them, i suggest looking for yellow in the middle of the green or brown. Personally, my favourite owl would be the screech owl, because i encountered one. This course was very helpful. And also not the first incredible course by the cornell lab. Thank you!
    • Christopher
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      Chirps: 7
      hartc2500
      The wide variety of owls in the world and the large range of some owls as well as a number of species that only live on one island. Also did not realize that some owls of the same species have very different colors, with some being brown and others in the same species being gray.
    • Josh
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      Chirps: 18
      jbennett1995
      Very good course. Most of the memorable information I'll take away is that related to the owls in my area, such as the Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Eastern Screech Owl. Also, there was a very good few bits of information about Snowy Owls, which I have observed at a wildlife refuge somewhat nearby where I live this winter.
    • Diana
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      Chirps: 6
      q8K#wcM
      There are two: that they grasp with their talons in a two-two formation rather than three-one; and that they vocalize with their beaks closed.
    • Katie
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      Chirps: 13
      karboga3
      Very cool course. Different from some of the other birding ones BUT it was interesting learning about the sight, feathers, and hearing of owls. I also liked the links to more in depth articles about owls. They are definitely a lot harder to find in most people's day to day life, but that is was makes the fascinating when you do. I am lucky and I live next to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park so I have seen some Barred Owls in a set location the last couple years........still would love to see a Great Horned Owl in person.
    • Pablo
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      Chirps: 6
      papophd
      I enjoyed this course very much. The section on sounds was really informative and I will revisit it again. I will also enjoyed the photos of owls from different countries. Now I will keep an eye for those also.
    • Chris
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      Chirps: 3
      birdswv
      My daughter and I really enjoyed this course. We hear owls, mostly Barred Owls frequently near our house. My question is I would like to look for these owls at night with a flashlight with a red filter. Is this okay or will the light still scare or harm the owl?
    • Jacob
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      Chirps: 1
      JMcGrain
      everything in this course was very informative
    • leila
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      Chirps: 4
      leilalessem1
      How the owl can stay hidden on the side trails in the parks in toronto.  How quiet they can be so you do not notice them. I did't realize how many varieties of owls there is in the world and how they are at risk.  I was walking at a park in toronto and did not except to see a Barred owl and how big they are.  It was hidden away in the trees on a side trail. I will probably go back and revisit one or two sections of this course. Thankyou 20210109_143000
    • Angela
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      Chirps: 2
      Texasgypsydancer
      Nesting boxes help, and rodentcide should be abolished
    • kathy
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      Chirps: 4
      Katoubman
      I had first-hand experience on how quiet owl flight is. Walking down a snow covered woods road (Maine) yesterday, an owl (barred) appeared dramatically chest high in front of me.  If I could extend my arm, I could have touch it. Idid not hear a sound when it must have swooped down from a tree. The detailed lesson featured the barred owl's feathers and flight...which I saw extreme closeup. This behavior seemed unusual, was the owl defending it's territory?
    • kathy
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      Chirps: 4
      Katoubman
      I enjoyed the course and would like to go back and revisit sections. The sounds in the night was intriguing and what to look for in sighting an owl.  Thank you for the link , how to build owl/bird boxes.
    • Gus
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      Chirps: 2
      guslunde
      Learning about the owls' ears and eyes was really interesting, and I never knew just how many different owl species there were until taking this course!
    • Amanda
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      Chirps: 1
      NoctuaAthene
      It was really interesting to know about the snowy owls irruptions and other curiosities about owls. The games (spot the owl, etc.) were also interesting and funny.
    • Olivia
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      Chirps: 8
      NightwingMoonwatcher
      I loved the "who cooks for you!" and the "find the hidden owl". Those are great!
    • Ellen
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      Chirps: 1
      Puck2845
      Can I go back and spend more time on the enormous amount of information? EBassuk@c4innovates.com
      • Elizabeth
        Bird Academy
        ecm017
        Yes, you can go back at any time. Click on your My Courses page and select a course. Scroll down until you see the Course Content section. From here you can Expand All, so all the lesson topics are visible. Then click on the topic you are interested in reviewing.
    • Geoff
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      Chirps: 1
      Amyandgeoff
      My son and I loved this class! He enjoyed learning the owl calls, particularly "who cooks for you!"
    • Tammy
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      Chirps: 3
      thendrickson
      I loved all of this course!  I learned so much more about owls!  The one item that I loved was about their necks. You don’t realize that they have all those feathers so their necks are not seen.
    • Shea
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      Chirps: 24
      runnerboy13
      Everything!! It was a really cool course and I loved and learned every bit.
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