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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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Oil Spill and Delta Restoration Videos Look To the Future

By on Monday, April 18th, 2011 - 2 Comments

The one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill is this week, and chances are you’ve seen plenty of reminders on TV and online. Many news outlets are again playing the images of tarballs, beach cleanup, and containment boom that made … Continue reading

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Field Research: Connect with Clark’s Nutcrackers

By on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - 2 Comments

For anyone who feels spring has been taking its time this year, here’s a post from graduate student Taza Schaming, who as of late March was still skiing through four feet of snow to study Clark’s Nutcrackers in Wyoming: “Today … Continue reading

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Paintings, books, and waxwings with Olivia Bouler, conservationist

By on Monday, April 4th, 2011 - 2 Comments

About 400 people piled into the Visitor Center at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on Saturday. Maybe half of them were kids—tots in strollers, gangly 6-year-olds, a boy scout troop—and they had come to see a conservationist not much older … Continue reading

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