This month birds of prey across the northern hemisphere will journey south to their non-breeding grounds. As they travel, raptors create one of the most impressive spectacles of migration among birds. Want to work on your raptor ID skills? Every eligible checklist you submit in September gives you a chance to win free access to Be a Better Birder: Hawk and Raptor Identification. Ten lucky eBirders will receive this course in thanks for their eBirding.
We’ve partnered with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer exciting educational resources all year long. 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 October to see what’s on tap for next month.