This course is designed to help
birders or aspiring birders learn to identify birds yourself
when you don't have access to WhatBird's unique
There are a variety of ways to
identify a bird in the field. This course is organized by
these techniques. To begin the course select one of the
areas from the menu on the left. While its best to study the
topics sequentially you can jump into a random starting point if you wish.
- By color
- By shape
- By location (e.g., shore vs. mountains)
- By specific features (e.g., bills, eyes, feet)
- By field marks (more specific features that
distinguish one bird from another)
- By behavior
- By "gestalt"
- By nests and nesting locations
- By ear (song and calls)
Over the next few weeks will be
adding to the course.