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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 - 12 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 March 19, 2014 An update for the free Merlin Bird ID app is available in the App Store featuring the following improvements: 65 species added, including photos, calls, and ID text many spring migrants such as warblers and waterfowl … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Trees and Holiday Wreaths Can Double as Bird Habitat

By on Thursday, December 26th, 2013 - 16 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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Watch Our 2013 Parade of Students [video]

By on Friday, November 15th, 2013 - 1 Comment

(Featured in the video: Katherine Lauck, Andy Johnson, Nancy Chen, Sahas Barve, Holly Lutz, Julian Kapoor, Dr. Emma Greig, Dr. Irby Lovette, Evan Barrientos, Shailee Shah, Hope Batcheller.) There’s a lot of incredible student research happening at the Cornell Lab. … Continue reading

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