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Where Did All Those Canada Geese in Town Come From?

By on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - 21 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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Watch Now: Sapsucker Woods Herons Start Their 2013 Season, Live on Bird Cams

By on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 - No Comments

They’re a couple of weeks later than last year, but the Great Blue Herons of Sapsucker Woods have returned to their nest outside our offices. The male from past years (recognizable by the missing rear toe on his right foot) was … Continue reading

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