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Wildlife-Trafficking Bust Highlights Problems in Caged Bird Trade

By on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 - 49 Comments

Writing intern Abby McBride explores the caged bird industry with help from Cornell Lab scientist Eduardo Iñigo-Elias, who coordinates our Neotropical Bird Conservation Initiative. Here’s Abby: Environmental crime officials cracked down on wildlife trafficking between Latin America and Europe this … Continue reading

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Q&A: Olivia Bouler on the Cornell Lab, starfishes, and building a “kid army”

By on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 - 4 Comments

It’s been a little over a year since Olivia Bouler came to visit the Lab and taught an arts workshop for local kids. Olivia made headlines during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, when she raised more than $200,000 … Continue reading

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This Weekend: Young Birders Flock to Cornell Lab

By on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 - No Comments

A highly accomplished group of young birders will gather here at the Cornell Lab this weekend for our fourth annual Young Birders Event, sponsored this year by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. Their agenda is packed with opportunities to go birding—but they’ll also spend time inside, learning about … Continue reading

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World Series results: Epic day of migration finds Cornell Lab teams at front of pack

By on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 - 2 Comments

With hordes of migrant songbirds fluttering in the bushes of southern New Jersey on Saturday, two Cornell teams posted strong finishes in the 29th annual World Series of Birding. The student Redheads team scored 168 species with their new lineup, … Continue reading

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Scouting Day 1: Warblers, Sandpipers, Herons, and Rain

By on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 - 1 Comment

Lots of bird watchers are obsessive about their hobby, but we still usually regard it as an optional pursuit: when it rains, we’re allowed to stay indoors. But with the World Series of Birding just three days away, our teams—the … Continue reading

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