Why Study Birds? introduces you to the exciting world of ornithology and highlights the variety of ways you can engage with birds, from observing birds at your feeder or in your local park, to contributing data to citizen-science projects and designing studies of your own.

Meet the course authors:

Dr. Kevin McGowan
Dr. Sarah Wagner

Combine what you learn from the textbook with the additional course content. Take your learning beyond the course.

Be sure to look at the Companion Media Library video content that goes with each chapter of the handbook.

Express yourself like an ornithologist with the A-to-Z Glossary of Bird Terms.