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Basics of Bird ID

3 courses included in this bundle Be a Better Birder 1: Size and Shape | Be a Better Birder 2: Color and Pattern | Bird Song Basics: Getting Started with Birding by Ear
$59.99
Save 14% compared with buying these courses individually.
This bundle is a great boost for anyone ready to start identifying birds. You'll learn to cue in on size, shape, color and pattern; the most important strategies for getting started with visual ID. You'll also develop more advanced skills like learning to recognize signature field marks and getting to know the silhouettes of key bird groups, which will speed up your ID. Then you'll train your ear so you can decipher a soundscape and recognize the elements of bird songs and calls that will help you with identification—such as pitch, rhythm, and tone. These courses are packed with custom learning tools and quizzes, including the bird yardstick and the sound spotlight tool to support you as you develop your identification skills.

What’s Included in This Bundle

  • 3 Courses
  • 19 Lessons
  • 83 Topics
Included
Northern Saw-whet Owl
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.

$19.99 individual purchase price.
Included
Painted Bunting
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.

$19.99 individual purchase price.
Included
Yellow Warbler
Bird Song Basics: Getting Started with Birding by Ear

Start building birding-by-ear journey by learning listening techniques and practicing with innovative learning tools.

$29.99 individual purchase price.

Bird Academy Courses

  • Taught by expert instructors
  • Start anytime, no expiration date
  • Self-paced, revisit as often as you like
  • Satisfaction guarantee

Learn at your own pace

Bird Academy courses are online, self-paced, and have no deadline to complete. You can return to them for reference or practice as often as you want. All course material, practice tools, and instructional videos are available through your web browser. Learn anytime, anywhere (requires an internet connection).

Satisfaction Guarantee

Our educators and birding experts take pride in the courses they create. If you're not satisfied with the material for ANY reason, contact us within 30 days of the start of the course or purchase for a full refund.

More Information About Course Bundles

Course bundles provide a significant discount compared with purchasing courses individually and as such we cannot discount the price of an individual course from a bundle. If you have further questions, please contact customer service.

You can start a course any time you’d like, and take as long as you need to complete it. You can purchase a course now, and start the lessons when you are ready. When you’ve completed the course you can continue to revisit the content as often as you’d like.

Each course has an estimated number of hours to complete but you are free to “go at your own pace.” There is no time limit to start or finish them. You can take as long, or as little, as you need to complete it. You can revisit the course content as often as you’d like, even after you complete the course.

Bird Academy offers its online students the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units. CEUs are available for any course on Bird Academy by purchasing them for an additional per-course fee. The CEUs you purchase through Bird Academy will be issued by Cornell University’s Continuing Education office in the form of a digital certificate. The number of CEUs that can be earned for each Bird Academy vary by course and are listed on the individual course pages. Please note that CEUs are not the same thing as academic credits from Cornell.

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