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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 - 71 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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Get ready for the 2013 GBBC with our 2012 photo contest winners

By on Friday, January 18th, 2013 - No Comments

This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count is happening Feb 15–18. Last year’s count set a new record for participation, netting more than 100,000 checklists. This year could be even bigger, because for the first time ever, the GBBC is going … Continue reading

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