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2016 Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 07, 2016

The GBBC will be February 12–15. Count birds anywhere in the world and help create a snapshot of the winter distribution and abundance of birds.
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Have You Read Our January eNews?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Movie Magic behind The Messenger; pick your favorite bird for our coloring book; learn bird anatomy; get ready for the 2016 GBBC; and more.
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Take the February eBird Challenge

Monday, January 11, 2016

Submit at least 15 complete eBird checklists in February using eBird Mobile, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Movie Magic: Filming Songbirds in Flight

Monday, January 11, 2016

Find out how director Sy Rynard and her team captured incredible footage of birds in flight for The Messenger documentary.
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Pick Your Favorite Birds for Our Coloring Book

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Cornell Lab is creating a coloring book—help us decide which birds are included.
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How Is a Bird Built?

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Find out using All About Bird Anatomy, the Bird Academy's new interactive tool.
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BirdSleuth's Free Monthly Webinars

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Learn more about teaching through birds and citizen science with four free webinars offered by BirdSleuth.
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Join Project FeederWatch

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Enjoy counting birds this winter and help scientists understand more about bird populations across North America.
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eBird App Now on Android

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Enter bird sightings into your smartphone from anywhere in the world. Download for free for Android or iOS.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Monday, January 04, 2016

Our Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events webpage can help plan your next birding trip. Look through listings by calendar or on a map, and start planning your road trip right from the page.
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  • What sorts of behaviors do you see? Dominance interactions are playing out at your bird feeder, in the woods, in the field and anywhere birds occur! Researcher Eliot Miller from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology wants to know about them. Use the bird interaction data form to contribute your observations. In a popular All About... View Article
  • Kathy Lopez, January eBirder of the Month 8 February 2016 Kathy Lopez before releasing a Cooper’s Hawk at the Intermountain Bird Observatory Kathy Lopez before releasing a Cooper’s Hawk at the Intermountain Bird Observatory Please join us in congratulating Kathy Lopez of Nampa, Idaho, winner of the January 2016 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss... View Article
  • Any day is a great day to share your love for birds, but this weekend offers the added bonus of the Great Backyard Bird Count (February 12-15, 2016) and Valentine’s Day. Why not spend some time helping others discover the beauty of their local birds? By sharing your passion with someone you love, you’ll give... View Article
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