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Home Study Course in Bird Biology


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Study Birds!

Learn about bird behavior, migration, ecology, conservation, and many other subjects—in your own home, at your own pace. 

The course was produced at an introductory college level and includes all basic ornithology topics. It is suitable, however, for anyone with an inquiring mind and a serious interest in birds.

Special Note:

The 3rd edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology will be available August 1st, 2016. Check for details at The text is being thoroughly revised, updated, and published in full color. An updated version of the Home Study Course in Bird Biology will be released to go along with the revised text.

The Handbook of Bird Biology, 2nd edition, the required text for the current version of the Home Study Course in Bird Biology,  is currently out of print and we have no more copies to sell. 
Due to continuing demand, we still offer the Home Study Course in Bird Biology to those who are able to find the 2nd edition, either online as a used book, at local libraries, via interlibrary loan, at nature centers, or from local birding groups. We will continue to support 2nd edition course for the near future, but we recommend waiting for the 3rd edition if possible.