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Have You Read Our February eNews?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Get ready for the GBBC; a Valentine slideshow; play Flap to the Future; the truth about Snowy Owls; Merlin adds Mexican birds; and more.
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Join us February 17-20 for the world's biggest bird count. Have fun and help birds!
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Flap to the Future

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Play our new video game that lets you scamper, glide, and flap through the evolution of flight.
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Take the February eBird Challenge

Friday, February 10, 2017

Submit at least one shared checklist in February, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Latest Living Bird Magazine

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Discoveries from 30 years of FeederWatch; latest news on Snowy Owls; more robins stay north; gulls' system to deal with cold feet; and more.
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Snowy Owls Aren't Starving

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Two Canadian farmers help bust the pervasive myth that Snowy Owls found far south in the winter are starving.
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Merlin Bird ID is Better Than Ever

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Our Merlin Bird ID App now has photo ID, Spanish support, 253 Yucatan species—and it's still free. Try it today!
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FeederWatching Reveals New Insights

Monday, February 06, 2017

Participants in 30 years of Project Feederwatch have given scientists data that reveal dynamic changes for cardinals, hawks, hummingbirds, and more.
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Join FeederWatch and Save $15

Sunday, February 05, 2017

To celebrate Project FeederWatch's 30th anniversary, sponsor Wild Birds Unlimited will give you $15 off a $50 purchase in their store when you join.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Saturday, February 04, 2017

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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  • Mountain climbers know the feeling of trying to perform at elevation. Lungs ache for air and the heart races. Legs feel like lead and the brain gets cloudy. So just imagine how birds feel at high elevation as they go about their high-energy, high-exertion lifestyles. Most living creatures are adapted to breathe easily under the... View Article
  • Understand Your Planting “Tools”: Plant Hardiness Zones vs. Ecoregions Becca Rodomsky-Bish February 21, 2017 00{count}0 Knowing what plants to put in the ground that–barring predation or other unforeseen setbacks–will grow and thrive, can be tricky business. The goal is deceptively straightforward; but, as we are sure you’ve discovered, challenges often emerge when trying to figure... View Article
  • Where Do Painted Buntings Spend the Winter? February 20, 2017 A stunning male Painted Bunting, documented by Bob Howdeshell in Maryville, TN, February 2014. Splashed with red, blue, green, and yellow, the male Painted Bunting is one of the most colorful songbirds in North America. The female Painted Bunting’s colors are more subtle, with a... View Article
  • All Roads Lead to FeederWatch February 17, 2017 To celebrate Project FeederWatch’s 30th anniversary, the Cornell Lab and our sponsor Wild Birds Unlimited are rewarding registered FeederWatchers with BirdSpotter prizes. After entering bird counts (a.k.a. data) into the FeederWatch website, participants had the opportunity to share a story, memory, or tip. We received over 265... View Article

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