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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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264: A new North American Big Day birding record

By on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - 2 Comments

The Big Day is over and Team Sapsucker has set a new record for the most bird species seen or heard in a 24-hour period in North America. By birding nonstop from midnight to midnight on Friday, April 22, Chris … Continue reading

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Big Day scouting report: Heating up in Texas

By on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - 2 Comments

At the Cornell Lab yesterday we had snow, hail, freezing rain, and regular rain. In Texas, where our Big Day team is scouting for an attempt at the North American record on Friday (and raising money for conservation), it was … Continue reading

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Big Day Team Hoping for a Big Win—You Could Too (Video Contest)

By on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - 1 Comment

Team Sapsucker, the Cornell Lab’s competitive birding team, is scouring the Texas back roads for Black-capped Vireos, Rock Wrens, and Green Jays. They have two days of scouting left before they make their attempt at the North American Big Day … Continue reading

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