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Birding Basics: Bird Origins and Taxonomy

Lecture no. 1 from the course: The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America

Birding Basics: Bird Origins and Taxonomy

Taught by Professor James Currie | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Hobby & Leisure Courses

Begin by delving into the history of birdwatching in the U.S., from the early naturalists of the 18th century to today’s highly organized activity. Then look into the origins of birds, and how they are linked evolutionarily to dinosaurs and early reptiles. Finally, explore bird taxonomy, and how their scientific classification aids us in identifying them in the field.

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m********m
February 1, 2019
this is an amazing resource, and now I can identify every bird in my backyard

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t********m
September 7, 2017
Learning so much! Using these skills to see birds in our colorado mountains!

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j********m
July 19, 2017

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