Win a free spot in the Cornell Lab’s raptor identification course

How many times have you viewed a hawk from afar and wondered what it was? In September, every eligible checklist you submit gives you a chance to win free access to the Be a Better Birder: Hawk and Raptor Identification Course. Jumpstart your hawk and raptor ID skills with this recently updated course from the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy. Packed with cutting-edge practice tools to help you identify a variety of raptors both perched and in-flight—including vultures, eagles, kites, falcons, and more!

Ten lucky eBirders will get this course for free from their September 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 2022 will feature a different Bird Academy course offering—tune in at the start of October to see what’s on tap for next month.