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Be a Better Birder Basics 1: Size and Shape

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The first in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Be a Better Birder series, this self-paced course draws directly on the knowledge and expertise of Cornell Lab birders and ornithologists to help you learn bird identification through expert tips and interactive quizzes. Throughout you’ll be practicing the key skills of using size and shape to take your birding skills to the next level. 

What's inside: This course combines animated slideshows with interactive quizzing to help you develop strategies for bird ID. You’ll learn to use a bird yardstick because, in the bird world, size really does matter when it comes to identification. You’ll also learn how to organize the many species of birds, whether they be waders, ducks, or perching birds and how to make those distinctions by noticing shape. Check what you’ve learned with audio flip books, interactive illustrations, quizzes, and more.

This course can be completed in 3-6 hours. Earn a certificate by passing the final exam. $29 (discounts for Lab members)

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