Hog Island Bird Tutorials

Get better at birding with our online raptor course!

Osprey on Hog Island. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon

Now is the perfect time to brush up on your bird trivia and ID skills. These courses from Audubon's Hog Island can help! 

We have curated a selection of free tutorials from Hog Island's 10-part Raptor Rapture below. Check them out, and if want to take more classes, register for the entire 10-part series, where you will learn basic and advanced raptor ID, hawkwatching tips, about the mysterious life of owls, and more! 

Hawks, Vultures, and Falcons

Your guide to identifying some of our common birds of prey. 51 minutes

Raptor Skeletons

Learn how hawk and owl skeletons help raptors capture prey. 34 minutes

Owl Pellets Dissection

An examination reveals many surprises in pellets collected from Snowy, Barn, and Great Horned Owls. 13 minutes