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Sharpen Your Skills and Help Train Merlin™

By on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 - 1 Comment

We’re in the midst of creating a free, online bird ID tool that can answer everyone’s first birding question, “What is that bird I saw?”—and we need your help to train the system. The project, called Merlin™, combines artificial intelligence with … Continue reading

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Chick photos renew hope for endangered Caribbean seabird

By on Friday, January 13th, 2012 - 2 Comments

Scientists working in Haiti have obtained the first-ever photos of an endangered Black-capped Petrel chick—a little ball of gray fluff that was discovered at its nest inside a mountaintop cave. The finding helps answer questions about this secretive species’ life … Continue reading

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Beginnings: A Young Birder Tells Us How She Got Started

By on Monday, December 19th, 2011 - 8 Comments

All through our lives we draw inspiration from our elders, but there comes a point when we can turn around and start drawing inspiration from the young people coming up behind us. At a recent meeting of the Ohio Young … Continue reading

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Arts and Nature Workshop youth scholarships: apply by Dec 31

By on Friday, December 16th, 2011 - No Comments

The Cornell Lab’s Celebrate Urban Birds project will host an Arts and Nature Workshop in Ithaca, New York on February 1–2, 2012. We’re awarding a limited number of travel scholarships to attend. The workshop will be bilingual (English and Spanish), … Continue reading

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New book Science on Ice offers penguins and more [video]

By on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 - No Comments

In addition to our suggestions for 12 gifts that give back, there’s a gorgeous new book on the shelves called Science on Ice, by Chris Linder. It’s the story of four scientific expeditions to the polar regions—and the video above … Continue reading

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