The casual birder: identifying bird types. Part 1

Sue Pulsipher, birder & videographer

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7 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:33
    • 2. The Five Steps to Bird Identification

      6:09
    • 3. Bird Types: Flamingo & Duck

      3:27
    • 4. Bird Type: Dove

      1:48
    • 5. Bird Type: Warbler

      3:18
    • 6. Bird Type: Hawk

      3:43
    • 7. Project. Have Fun!

      4:04

About This Class

For business or pleasure we visit places where the local animals and plants are new to us. Where ever you go (attending a conference, visiting family) you will see birds around you. 

In this class I will show you how to identify some easily recognized types of birds. Identifying birds is a skill that provides personal satisfaction and you can share the thrill of discovery and identification with others, especially children. 

Students enrolled in this class can be from anywhere on the planet so I've chosen to use bird examples from the Galapagos Islands.  What makes a hawk, a hawk, is the same in Ecuador, in India or in the United States.

In this class I will:

  • explain my five steps to bird identification
  • use video clips to show you how to identify five bird types
  • provide you with a project that takes you outside to identify a bird