Cullinan Park Conservancy



In This Course You Will:

  • Discover how to find more birds in your area
  • Get the most out of binoculars, field guides, and apps
  • Gain essential tips and techniques for identifying birds
  • Learn to decode the everyday lives of birds

What's Inside This Course:

This self-paced online course includes eight lessons that will grow your appreciation of birds by giving you the tools you need to find, ID, and connect with the birds in your area. Designed for brand new birdwatchers, the material can be enjoyed whether you are exploring from home or heading out into nature. Bird Academy courses are online, self-paced, and there is no deadline to complete them. You can return to them for reference or practice as often as you want.

Joy of Birdwatching features 21 instructional videos hosted by your instructor Kevin McGowan, who has taught thousands of beginners how to get started with birdwatching. Following each lesson are suggested assignments that will help you practice the skills you learn, with both indoor and outdoor options depending on what works best for you. You’ll benefit from our vibrant community of learners by participating in the optional discussion group.