Inside Birding: Keys to Bird Identification – Size and Shape

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Learn the most fundamental skill for identifying birds: recognizing them by size and shape. Birding experts Chris Wood and Jessie Barry show you how to compare different birds and employ your observations to make a confident ID. Join them in the field to practice these techniques on common birds and learn how to distinguish similar species such as Hairy and Downy woodpeckers.

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May 25, 2010

mrsfox4 @ 2:06 pm #

Thank you so much for this terrific introductory video on birding. My third graders watched it, and they really got a good sense for how to carefully observe wild birds. Now, when we go birding, I hear them saying, “It’s larger than a robin, but smaller than a crow.” Awesome!

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