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Bird Academy giveaway—Be a Better Birder: Size and Shape

Having trouble with falcon ID? Size and shape are essential! Merlin by Jonathan Eckerson/Macaulay Library

Want to work on your bird identification skills? Size and shape are some of the best characters for bird identification, and learning how to use them to your advantage can make a huge difference in arriving quickly at the right ID. We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer a suite of educational resources in thanks for your eBirding: in August, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to win free access to the online self-paced course Be a Better Birder: Size and Shape.

Ten lucky eBirders will get this course for free for their August eBirding! If you like taking part in the eBirder of the Month Challenges, here are even more opportunities to motivate yourself to get out birding. Each month of 2017 will feature a different Bird Academy course offering—tune in at the start of September to see what’s on tap for next month.