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Courtship on the Tundra—Spoon-billed Sandpipers [Field Report]

By on Friday, July 8th, 2011 - 2 Comments

Gerrit Vyn, a producer in our Multimedia program, has been spending the summer in remote eastern Russia filming one of the world’s most endangered birds, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper. In the last post he sent us, he described the plight of … Continue reading

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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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