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Home Study Course

Home Study Course in Bird Biology

For more than 40 years, thousands of people have learned about bird behavior, migration, ecology, conservation, and many other subjects with the Cornell Lab’s Home Study Course in Bird Biology. This course, using the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology, is no longer being sold. Those already enrolled have received access to online exam questions for each chapter, complete instructor support, and answers to specific questions about material covered by the course. Anyone who has already purchased and started the course will be allowed to finish.

An updated course, Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology, is replacing the Home Study Course in Bird Biology and will be available in September 2016. The new course will use the new 3rd edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology, which will also be available in September 2016. The text has been thoroughly revised, updated, and published in full color.

To get a preview of the new course, sample a test quiz, and sign up to be alerted when the course and textbook are available, head over to the Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology website.