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Get ready for the 2013 GBBC with our 2012 photo contest winners

By on Friday, January 18th, 2013 - No Comments

This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count is happening Feb 15–18. Last year’s count set a new record for participation, netting more than 100,000 checklists. This year could be even bigger, because for the first time ever, the GBBC is going … Continue reading

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New Young Birders Network Centralizes Resources for High-School Birders

By on Monday, December 17th, 2012 - 2 Comments

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Black Swamp Bird Observatory are excited to introduce the Young Birders Network. This new website offers a wealth of resources geared toward birders of high-school age. This site enables young birders to connect with … Continue reading

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With Digitization Complete, Hear 7 of the Coolest Natural Sounds in Our Archive

By on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 - 22 Comments

To a computer, it’s just a complex combination of ones and zeros. Decoded for our ears, it becomes wondrous sound—a symphony, or the song of a lark. Thanks to digital technology, recordings of bird, insect, mammal, fish, and amphibian voices … Continue reading

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What we do: 8 TED-style talks about birds and saving the world

By on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 - 1 Comment

At an event in Washington, DC, this weekend, Cornell Lab directors presented a set of short, crisp, exciting talks about the work that we do. They’re a great introduction to the kinds of exciting research, conservation, and outreach that consume … Continue reading

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9/11 Tribute in Light Illuminates Thousands of Migrating Songbirds

By on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 - 13 Comments

On the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, twin spotlights once again shot into the night sky above Manhattan to offer a tribute to the men and women we lost during the 2001 attacks. It was a clear and cool night, almost … Continue reading

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