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Have You Read Our July eNews?

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Find out the secret of how crows beat ravens; enjoy an all-"American" slideshow; get tips for inspiring children to love the outdoors; learn how lead threatens loons; and more.
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Take the July eBird Challenge

Monday, July 02, 2018

Submit 31 eligible checklists in July, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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July Bird Academy/eBird Giveaway

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Every eligible eBird checklist that you submit this month gives you a chance to win free access to the Cornell Lab Bird Academy course of your choice!
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Year of the Bird: July

Saturday, June 30, 2018

For July's Year of the Bird action, we're asking something simple: share your love of birds with a child.
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Free Access: Birds of North America

Friday, June 29, 2018

To celebrate the newly revised Horned Grebe account, Birds of North America is offering free access through July.
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An All-American Slideshow

Thursday, June 28, 2018

We are celebrating Independence Day with these gorgeous "American" birds.
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American Kestrels Live on Bird Cams

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Live from Wisconsin, watch America's smallest falcons attempt to raise four chicks in a nest box.
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Loons and Lead

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Lead fishing tackle can be deadly to loons who may swallow sinkers and jigs by mistake.
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Educators: We Need Your Help

Monday, June 25, 2018

Are you a teacher, homeschool parent, or informal educator with 5 minutes to help? Our BirdSleuth K-12 project needs educators to test a survey. Chance to win a prize.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Sunday, June 24, 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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