Winter is a great time for raptors, with some species like Rough-legged Hawk and Northern Goshawk only moving into some areas in winter. As wonderful as hawks are, they can be bewilderingly similar, and highly variable! We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer a suite of exciting educational resources in thanks for your eBirding: in December, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to get free access to Be a Better Birder: Hawk and Raptor Identification.
Ten lucky eBirders will get this course for free from their December eBirding—just in time to get your primer for the winter ahead. If you like taking part in the eBirder of the Month Challenges, here are even more excuses to motivate yourself to get out birding. Each month will feature a different Bird Academy course offering—tune in at the start of January to see what’s on tap for next month.