Sparrows are notoriously difficult to identify and even expert birders can struggle with sparrow ID. Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy has a course to help you gain confidence and stop dreading the “little brown jobs” on your next birding trip. In August, every every eligible checklist you submit gives you a chance to win free access to Be a Better Birder: Sparrow Identification. We’re excited to partner with Bird Academy to offer this exciting educational resource to ten lucky eBirders for free in thanks for your eBirding.
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 of 2020 will feature a different Bird Academy course offering—tune in at the start of September to see what’s on tap for next month.