Courses for the Public

Raptor ID

6 webinars

 

Webinar 1: How to get started

OspreyThis webinar will introduce the diversity of raptors and point out the best ways to get started identifying them. It will concentrate on the two most important clues you can use for ID: shape and behavior. The focus will be on learning techniques you can use to identify raptors rather than emphasizing only key field marks for each species.

 

 

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Webinar 2: Other things to use

Northern Harrier

This webinar will explore additional raptor identification methods beyond shape and behavior, including size, color pattern, markings, habitat, range, and calls. This webinar will concentrate on learning techniques to use in identifying raptors rather than pointing out key characteristic of particular species.

 

 

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Webinar 3: Buteos

Red-tailed Hawk

This webinar covers the different species of buteos, the broad-winged hawks. This section is very detail oriented and will concentrate on pointing out key characteristics of the most common North American raptor species in this group.

 

 

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Webinar 4: Accipiters and falcons

Prairie FalconThis webinar covers the different species of the short-winged accipiters and the long-winged falcons. This section is very detail oriented and will concentrate on pointing out key characteristics of every common North American raptor species in these groups.

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Webinar 5: Eagles, vultures, and others

Turkey Vulture

This webinar covers the different species of very large raptors, the eagles and vultures, as well as some other species that do not fit an easy classification. This section is very detail oriented and will concentrate on pointing out key characteristics of every common North American raptor species in these groups.

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Webinar 6: Kites and raritiesSwallow-tailed_Kite_flying Olga_FL_3-13-2011-34_BAS__a_cutout_170px

This webinar covers the different species of kites, both the long-winged, widespread ones and the broad-winged rarities. Also included are a few rare or range-restricted raptors not yet covered.

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