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New York Wild Film Festival Features Birds-of-Paradise Project

By on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - 2 Comments

On Saturday, January 25, the New York Wild Film Festival will screen “Paradise Found”—a 12-minute short film drawn from footage recorded during the Birds-of-Paradise Project. The festival has named Paradise Found its Best Exploration Film. The screening anchors the festival’s Saturday … Continue reading

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How Birds Survive the Cold: Feathers + Food = Warmth

By on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 - 39 Comments

By Charles Eldermire, Bird Cams Project Leader If you were one of the many bird watchers who fell into the single-degree clutches of the Polar Vortex last week, you may have wondered how birds survive such brutally cold temperatures. I … Continue reading

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Merlin Bird ID App: Frequently Asked Questions

By on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 - 16 Comments

As soon as we launched our free Merlin Bird ID app, people began asking questions such as what devices it works on, how to find it in the App Store, and how to get it running on their device. Below … Continue reading

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Get Free ID Help With Our New Merlin Bird ID App

By on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 - 3 Comments

UPDATED July 25 , 2014 The free Merlin Bird ID app is now available for Android. Merlin Bird ID has also been also expanded so that it covers 400 species and contains more than 2,000 photos and 1,000 sounds. UPDATED … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Trees and Holiday Wreaths Can Double as Bird Habitat

By on Thursday, December 26th, 2013 - 17 Comments

By Rhiannon Crain, YardMap project leader When the temps drop and the snow flies, birds need thermal cover—that is, a place to get out of the cold and wind. Even in warmer climates, an unusually cool night can send birds … Continue reading

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