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NEW: Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology Course
In this university-level, self-paced course you’ll learn about bird diversity, behavior, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation. Students earn digital badges for passing quizzes and reaching other milestones. The course is based on the all-new third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology (required, details below) and enhanced by a wealth of online materials including videos, interactive animations, quizzes, and additional reading, all presented through the Lab’s online educational site, Bird Academy. Sample the first lesson and explore exam questions for free. The course is $239 dollars ($199 for Lab members), available from the Lab’s secure eStore.
NEW: Handbook of Bird Biology
The new third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology provides expanded and updated information about birds, written by world-renowned ornithologists from Cornell and beyond. It includes more than 800 full-color illustrations. A companion online media library is freely available to everyone whether or not you take the course or purchase the text. The textbook is $135 ($121.50 for Lab members) and is available from the Lab’s secure eStore or from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods where Lab members also get a 10% discount.
Fun Books About Birds for All Ages
From the Cornell Lab Publishing Group Titles available include the popular Backyard Birdsong guides by Donald Kroodsma. The guides for Eastern/Central and for Western U.S. come with a built-in player so readers can learn the sounds of the birds they’re interested in. You’ll also find On Bird Hill by award-winning children's book author Jane Yolen; the children’s book Am I Like You?; a journal and activity book for kids called Bird Brainiacs; and two adult coloring books, Birds of Paradise: A Coloring Expedition, and America's Favorite Birds: 40 Beautiful Birds to Color. Thirty-five percent of the net proceeds from every CLPG purchase will support Cornell Lab of Ornithology projects. Books may be purchase through the Cornell Lab Publishing Group with select titles also sold by Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods where Lab members also get a 10% discount.
Waterfowl ID Foldout Guides
Boost your odds of a positive ID using this series of three pocket guides developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The secret lies in the answer to a simple question: Where’s the WHITE? Learn basic techniques for identifying waterfowl based on where you see patches of white and on the overall shape of the bird. Printed by Waterford Press. $7.95 each. Free shipping with purchase of all three from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods. Lab members get a 10% discount.
Cornell Lab Membership
When you become a Cornell Lab member, you give back to the birds by supporting our mission to improve the understanding and protection of birds. Benefits of membership include our award-winning Living Bird magazine and discounts on projects and courses, plus the latest birding news and discoveries in our monthly eNewsletter. Supporter level memberships begin at $44 per year. New members receive the Lab's 2017 bird calendar. Purchase a gift membership by Friday, November 18, for delivery in time for the holiday. The gift recipient will receive a postcard in the mail notifying them of the membership with a personalized note from you. Get Lab membership for a friend or yourself! You can also call 866-989-2473, toll-free (8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).
Holiday Offers from Bird & Beans, the Good Coffee
Birds & Beans is offering special "Christmas breakfast" wooden gift boxes. You can cozy up to the fire with a mug of shade-grown Smithsonian Bird Friendly® Certified Coffee or wrap up a special gift to put under the tree. Each artisan-made box is made of sustainable pine and cedar from Maine. Inside: a 2-pound bag of coffee (your choice) and one 10oz jar each of Vermont-based Blake Hill blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry preserves. Look for this and other holiday deals on the Birds & Beans website. Gift box price online is $65. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Birds & Beans coffee helps support Cornell Lab programs. Buy now.
Master Set Bundle
A special pairing of the Cornell Guide to Birds Sounds: Master Set for North America: Master Set and the unparalleled Birds of North America reference. This combo includes a one-year subscription to Birds of North America, the most complete source of information for the more than 700 species of birds that breed in Canada and the United States. Includes the latest science as well as photos, sounds, and videos of interesting behaviors. The Master Set includes multiple examples of sounds for each of 737 bird species in more than 4,900 tracks. $69.99. Save 20% over separate purchase of these items. Order the Master Set Bundle. Order just the Master Set for $49.99, or get the pre-loaded flash drive for $64.99.
Essential Set Bundle
This package includes a six-month subscription to Birds of North America and the Cornell Guide to Birds Sounds: Essential Set for North America.The Essential Set provides the most common sounds of 729 bird species found in North America with 1,379 tracks. $24.99. Save more than 30% over purchase of these items separately. Get the Essential Set Bundle. Order just the Essential Set for $12.99, or get the pre-loaded flash drive for 24.99.
The Birds of North America
Just upgraded and redesigned for mobile device compatibility, this is the most comprehensive life history reference available for all of the United States and Canada’s 750+ species of breeding birds. BNA is continually updated with current scientific information and brought to life with new photos, sounds, and video. This is a gift of knowledge for anyone with an advanced interest in North American bird species. A 30-day subscription is just $5; $42 for a full year. Get The Birds of North America.
Holiday Kit for Kids
This kit from the Lab's BirdSleuth team is packed with fun ways for kids to learn about birds and nature. It includes full-color Bird ID cards, Scavenger Hunt cards, Bird Bingo cards, three coloring pages, bird-related activities for the holidays, and more. The kit costs $25. Get your kit here.
Raptor ID App
The Raptor ID App from HawkWatch International and the Cornell Lab features more than 1,000 annotated photos, videos showing each species in flight from multiple angles, range maps linked to seasonal eBird maps, vocalizations for each species, and more. The content was written by eBird leader and raptor expert Brian Sullivan along with Jerry Ligouri. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices. $9.99