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BirdSpotter Photo Contest Returns for FeederWatch Season

By on Friday, November 1st, 2013 - No Comments

The BirdSpotter photo contest launches for its second season on November 6. The contest is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods and offers weekly prizes for the photos that receive the most votes on the contest website. BirdSpotter is being run through … Continue reading

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Cool New Project FeederWatch Website Launches Ahead of New Season

By on Friday, October 18th, 2013 - 3 Comments

The 2013-2014 Project FeederWatch season begins on November 9. This fun citizen-science project is a great way to turn time spent enjoying your feeder into valuable data that scientists can use to understand bird populations. If you’ve never counted before … Continue reading

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A New eBird Portal for Birders in Central America

By on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 - 1 Comment

We’re happy to announce the launch this week of eBird Centroamérica, a regional Internet portal providing birders, scientists, and the general public with open access to the worldwide eBird database. eBird is a citizen-science project collecting bird observations to document spatial and temporal … 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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Why So Red, Mr. Cardinal? NestWatch Explains

By on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 - 79 Comments

By Jason Martin and Robyn Bailey In many parts of North America, handsome male Northern Cardinals are already singing to attract mates. A bird so visible in the winter landscape begs the question, “How does a flame-red bird that nests … Continue reading

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