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Be a Better Birder Basics 2: Color and Pattern

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The second 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: You’ll learn how locating key bits of color on a bird speeds identification. Instead of trying to memorize every color and pattern, you’ll learn to do more with less information, focusing on specific body parts that will lead to the right ID. You’ll experience the challenges posed by juvenile birds and molting birds, and how you can even be fooled by the lighting. 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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