Here’s a gift idea from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It has what it calls the Bird Academy, online courses for all kinds of bird enthusiasts. Topics include birding basics, advanced ID skills, bird song, behavior, feeder birds, and more. Right now there is a holiday sale that reduces prices by 30 percent. Paste the link into your browser.


You cannot find a better source of information about our favorite animals. There are both beginner and advanced courses.



Crows roosting near downtown Minneapolis.