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Have You Read Our October eNews?

Sunday, October 07, 2018

October Big Day; billions of birds fly overhead; shorebirds are athletic superstars; a sundae-colored mystery bird; Osprey highlights; and more.
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Robots, Telemetry, and the Sex Lives of Wild Birds

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Gail Patricelli from the University of California, Davis, will give the Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship Monday, October 15, at 5:00 p.m.
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Win Free Access to Bird Academy Course

Friday, October 05, 2018

Every eligible eBird checklist that you submit in October gives you a chance to win free access to Bird Academy's course Feeder Birds: Identification and Behavior.
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Free Access: Birds of North America

Thursday, October 04, 2018

To celebrate migration, Birds of North America is offering free access to the Black-throated Blue Warbler account through October.
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Latest Living Bird Magazine

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Have you seen our latest Living Bird magazine? Find out about the fantastic voyages of shorebirds and more.
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4 Billion Birds Flying Overhead This Fall

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Cornell Lab scientists used weather radar and big data analyses to get an idea of just how busy the skies are at this time of the year.
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Fanastic Journeys of Shorebirds

Monday, October 01, 2018

Those little, unassuming shorebirds that run around beaches may be easy to overlook, but these birds are marathon champions among migratory animals
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Birdcast: Which Birds are Headed Your Way?

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Our BirdCast team can predict which nights migrants will be on the move—which spells good birding for the morning after.
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Condor Cam Chick Growing Fast

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Be there when a 6-month-old California Condor takes its first flight over the Hutton's Bowl canyon.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Friday, September 28, 2018

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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