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Hello world! We have a Facebook page

By on Friday, November 12th, 2010 - 3 Comments

Back in the olden days, “Hello world!” was the traditional greeting whenever anyone logged onto the Internet for the very first time. And this week we had our own “Hello world” moment when we launched the Cornell Lab’s Facebook page.

If you’re a Facebook user, we hope you’ll stop by our page, “Like” us, and take a look around at some of the conversations, questions, photos, and videos that are up there already. Going forward, it’ll be a way to stay current with what we’re up to, and with what’s happening in the wider world of birds.

You may already be a Facebook fan of one of our programs—such as NestWatch, FeederWatch, Celebrate Urban Birds, Sapsucker Woods, and nearly a dozen others. Becoming a fan of our main page as well is just a way to hear about a wider range of activities and topics that you may not already know about. Give us a try!

(Image: Ian Taschner took this touching photo of a statue sheltering an American Robin’s nest. It was a winner in our Celebrate Urban Birds “Funky Nests in Funky Places” photo challenge. You can see more winners in our Facebook photo albums.)

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  1. Martha von Nimitz says:

    I may have misunderstand what I was told at your booth during the recent Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival… that the the ‘trip leaders’ would download the lists of birds we identified on the three field trips we took to Cornell and then they would appear on my ebird bird list. As of today, nothing has appeared on my list. Please let me know if I should go ahead and enter them myself. There were probably over 200 total for all three trips.



    • Hugh says:

      Thanks for writing in. I’ll pass your request along to the trip leaders and they should be able to share their checklists with you. When they do this, you’ll get an e-mail telling you how to accept the checklist and then they’ll be added to your ebird list. Best of luck! Hugh

      • Chris Wood says:

        Hi everyone,

        I wrote to Martha, but if others haven’t received checklists please let us know at:

        When writing to us, please let us know the date of the trip, where you went and your eBird username (you can see this at the top of the eBird home page when you are signed in. It will be in parentheses to the right of your name).

        Thanks and Good eBirding,

        Chris Wood and Team eBird

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