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Our List of Holiday Gift Ideas Will Help You and Help the Birds

By on Monday, November 25th, 2013 - 4 Comments

From new birdsong collections to smartphone apps, online learning, and a kit for beginning birders, here are 10 holiday gift suggestions for the bird and nature lover in your life. Your purchases “pay it forward” by supporting the Cornell Lab’s … Continue reading

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Where Did All Those Canada Geese in Town Come From?

By on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - 23 Comments

By Pat Leonard Even if you’re not a bird watcher, chances are you know what Canada Geese look like. Love them or hate them, there sure are a lot of them—in parks, on golf courses, maybe even your backyard. It’s … Continue reading

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Cornell Lab Mourns Courtney Wilson and Celebrates Her Life

By on Sunday, September 15th, 2013 - 11 Comments

By Nancy Trautmann, director of the Cornell Lab’s Education program I first met Courtney Wilson in 2008, when she was an undergraduate helping science teachers learn to apply geospatial software in their teaching, a part of our Crossing Boundaries project. … Continue reading

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Two Hawk Deaths at Cornell Illustrate Hazards Faced by Urban Birds

By on Monday, September 9th, 2013 - 44 Comments

By Miyoko Chu On the morning of August 9, 2013, a Cornell University mechanic found a dead hawk on the sidewalk near Bradfield Hall on campus. The bird was on its back, its feathers wet from heavy rains. After contacting … Continue reading

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Ornithologist, conservationist Robert Ridgely receives 2013 Allen Award

By on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - 1 Comment

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology bestowed its prestigious Arthur A. Allen Award for 2013 to Dr. Robert Ridgely, at a ceremony May 14 at the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library. The award, named for Cornell Lab founder Arthur Allen, was established … Continue reading

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