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Birding Ethics and Conservation

Lecture no. 24 from the course: The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America

Birding Ethics and Conservation

Taught by Professor James Currie | 39 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Hobby & Leisure Courses

Consider guidelines for ethical birding, based in respect for fellow birders and non-birders alike. Conclude with a far-reaching look at matters affecting bird welfare, at both the individual and species level. Review current environmental factors that endanger birds, and actions you can take, both individually and through organizations, to safeguard our precious bird species.

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c********t
November 11, 2018

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a********m
July 5, 2018
This is an excellent introduction to birding and gives you the foundation you need to get started with this hobby. I got easily overwhelmed by previous attempts to pick up birding on my own, but this course organizes the information in easily comprehensible segments. After an overview of bird anatomy and basic techniques, the professor goes through the main characteristics of each bird family. A few of the lectures in the middle seemed a little stretched when he started giving advice like wear sunscreen, and follow the rules of the park you're in, but overall I thought this was the appropriate depth of information for a beginner course. One admittedly nitpicky complaint: why are there invasive plants on the set of a course about North American birds? Anyway, I highly recommend this course for beginning birders. I've already put what I learned to use in the field.

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l********m
August 15, 2017
Terrific course. Terrific lecturer.

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