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  • Editor: Hugh Powell
  • Content Manager: Victoria Campbell
  • Designer: Sarah Seroussi
  • Designer: Melissa Penta
  • Programmer: France Dewaghe
  • Programmer: Philip Glaser
  • Database Administrator: Tim Levatich
  • Director of Web Communications: Alex Chang
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Editorial Team

Hugh Powell, Victoria Campbell, Gustave Axelson, Pat Leonard, Miyoko Chu

Video Team

John Bowman, Eric Liner, Andrew Johnson, Daniel Sheire


Writers: Gustave Axelson, Ben Barkley, Jessie Barry, Kathi Borgmann, Edward S. Brinkley, Martha Brown, Alice Cascorbi, Victoria Campbell, Miyoko Chu, Laura Erickson, Rusten Hogness, Andrew Johnson, Tom Johnson, Roberta Kwok, Pat Leonard, Tony Leukering, Abby McBride, Kevin McGowan, Hugh Powell, Matt Savoca, Carolyn Sedgwick, Nathan Swick, Sarah Rabkin, Marie Read, Erik Vance, Nathaniel Young

Design Team

Sarah Seroussi, Joanne Avila, Diane Tessaglia-Hymes, Alex Chang

Photo Editors

Andrew Spencer, Victoria Campbell, Hugh Powell, Kathi Borgmann, Scott Haber, Jessie Barry, Jay McGowan, Shawn Billerman, Tom Johnson, Kevin McGowan

Content Managers

Victoria Campbell, Pat Leonard, Hugh Powell

Bird Cams

Project Leader: Charles Eldermire
Project Assistants: Ben Walters, Shailee Shah, Jody Platt, Hollie Sutherland, Victoria Campbell
Original Website Development: Sanmita Web Services

Public Information Specialist

Sarah Wagner

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For inclusion in a formal Literature Cited section, cite in the following manner, providing specific page names and URLs as appropriate:
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We are grateful to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s scientists and bird experts for sharing their knowledge with us to create this website. Special thanks to Marshall Iliff, Kevin McGowan, Brian Sullivan, and Chris Wood.

Thanks also to the Macaulay Library  archive for providing photo, sound, and video files. We are enormously grateful to the many Birdshare photographers and Project FeederWatch and Great Backyard Bird Count participants whose contributions have enabled us to showcase the beauty and diversity of birds on the All About Birds website.

All About Birds is made possible by the generosity of friends and members of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Development of this site also was supported by the National Science Foundation under grants DRL-9618945 and DRL-0087760. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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