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Finding Help for the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

By on Friday, June 17th, 2011 - 10 Comments

In the arctic tundra of eastern Russia, a sparrow-sized shorebird with a one-of-a-kind beak is facing extinction—and a few scientists are doing all they can to save it. In recent years the Spoon-billed Sandpiper‘s population has dropped by a staggering … Continue reading

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Cornell Lab teams victorious in World Series of Birding!

By on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 - 4 Comments

On an overcast and occasionally rainy day in Cape May, the Cornell Lab Redheads and Anti-Petrels found enough good “gets” to offset the painful misses from a slow day of songbird migration. Both teams won their divisions in the 2011 … Continue reading

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Anti-Petrels pedal for the medal in the World Series of Birding

By on Sunday, May 8th, 2011 - 1 Comment

Along with the Redheads, the Cornell Lab’s other team in next week’s World Series of Birding is the Anti-Petrels. They’re competing in the “Carbon Footprint Cup,” which means they do all of their traveling on the day of the event … Continue reading

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Redheads head for gold in the World Series of Birding

By on Sunday, May 8th, 2011 - 1 Comment

It’s been two weeks since Team Sapsucker set the Big Day record in Texas—but that’s not quite the end of the 24-hour birding marathons. The World Series of Birding is next Saturday, May 14, in New Jersey, and in this … Continue reading

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Why Public Lands Matter: State of the Birds 2011

By on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - 1 Comment

The 2011 State of the Birds report was released today by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. This year’s report focused on putting some specifics to the idea of the value of public lands. The effort was coordinated by the … Continue reading

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