Birds and How to Identify them
What you'll learn
- Identify birds through observation of their key features
- Practice identifying birds with mini quizzes after each lecture
- Identify birds by their behavior
- Describe birds by observing their features
Have you ever wondered what those birds are at your bird feeder, or out on a lake, river or in the park where you walk? As an educator, have you longed for short courses from an expert that help teach about bird identification? As a hunter, have you wondered about the identification of some of the ducks? It is a series of mini lectures where you will see videos and hear me discuss the key features of waterbirds like ducks, geese, grebes and loons, and also show you beautiful images and videos of our birds of prey, emphasizing how you can tell one from another. There is also a video of the birds at feeders, along with tips on how to best attract birds to your feeders. I have added a nature walk with me, where you can practice your field identification skills of birds. All of these courses have optional quiz sections where you can test your skills. This course is for the beginning bird watcher, nature lover, hunter, and educators.
This course you will:
Gain basic skills on how to identify birds anywhere
Learn how to identify male and female ducks
Understand how to attract birds to your yard
Recognize key bird behaviors like foraging, to help you identify birds
Who this course is for:
- Beginning and advanced beginning bird watchers, all nature lovers, teachers of ecology and biology
I am a college instructor in biology and ecology for over 20 years, a wildlife biologist for over 30, and an expert birder for over 35 years. I teach bird classes in colleges and universities. I have a Master's degree in wildlife biology and a biology degree with a specialty in birds.