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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 - 12 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

UPDATE: In August 2014, DNA analysis revealed surprising new information about the young hawks described in this post. For the full story, see DNA Tests Determine Whether 2013′s Injured Hawks Came From Bird Cams Nest By Miyoko Chu On the … 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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