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A Live Visit to the Snowy Owl Nest on Our Live Cam

By on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - 2 Comments

Cornell Lab staff writer Pat Leonard is in Barrow, Alaska, with owl researcher Denver Holt (above), who has been studying Snowy Owls for more than 20 years. Yesterday they visited the owl nest that’s featured on our Bird Cams project. … Continue reading

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Why So Red, Mr. Cardinal? NestWatch Explains

By on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 - 67 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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Your Funky Nest Could Win a Prize—Submit by July 15

By on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 - No Comments

With breeding season in full swing, birds are in a flurry of nesting—that means it’s time for another Funky Nests in Funky Places contest held by our Celebrate Urban Birds project—and you could win prizes for yours. Birds don’t always build in … Continue reading

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NestWatch Looks at the (Citizen) Science in a Few Proverbs

By on Friday, April 15th, 2011 - No Comments

They say birds of a feather flock together—but we’re getting into the time of year when those big winter flocks break apart. Birds are pairing up and getting busy nesting. They say a leopard can’t change its spots, but a … Continue reading

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