I've decided to make flashcards for myself to help study up on my North American bird ID. I'm starting from the beginning...Anatidae through Zosteropidae (whatever, these are all Asian species, but I needed a Z family). Actually, I'm going through my National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America one page at a time and writing down the name and scientific family of the bird on one side, and its description, range, call, etc. on the other side. This way I can start off easily by reading the description and guessing the name, and then get harder by doing the opposite. I'm going to try to do a page or two a day, making this into what's likely to become a year-long project. This, along with actually getting outside and practicing, will help me immensely in the details of identification. So far I've got:
Greater White-Fronted Goose
I tried to post pictures of all of them, but my internet is so terrible it turned off my computer. You'll just have to look them up yourself.