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Have You Read Our May eNews?

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Get ready for Global Big Day; read about feathered dinosaurs; get the most out of your garden; great new books from the Cornell Lab; and more.
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Global Big Day

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Be part of Global Big Day on Saturday, May 14th. Anyone can participate!
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Take the May eBird Challenge

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Submit at least submit 5 or more complete checklists on Global Big Day, May 14th, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Get the Most Out of Your Garden

Friday, May 06, 2016

Find out what plants are best to include around your home, which nurseries around you stock native plants, how to attract wildlife, and more.
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New Media Search Tool

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Our new tool gives you instant access to all the images, sounds, and video uploaded via eBird and archived in our Macaulay Library.
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New Books From the Cornell Lab

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

On Bird Hill, a new children's book by Jane Yolen (author of the bestseller Owl Moon), is just one of the new titles out now from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group.
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New Course: Inquiry for Educators

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

A new self-paced course from Bird Academy and Birdsleuth that explores the process of scientific investigation through outdoor observations and citizen science.
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Black-throated Blue Warblers and Climate Change

Monday, May 02, 2016

Research finds these little warblers have surprisingly flexible breeding behavior in the face of changing temperatures.
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Is there a Nest Near You?

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Nestwatch can help you figure out if you have feathered neighbors nearby. Join them to collect valuable data on the successes and failures of nesting birds.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Saturday, April 30, 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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  • Learning to recognize birds by ear may seem daunting, but it’s something Don Kroodsma has been doing for a half-century. We asked the author and birdsong expert to explain how someone can get started with this indispensable birding skill. Kroodsma told us to start by slowing down and taking the time to listen to birds as individuals. How do... View Article
  • Editor’s note: The following research summary describes a new article in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, the journal of The American Ornithologists’ Union, and was provided by the Central Ornithology Publication Office. Coastal wading birds shape their lives around the tides, and new research in The Auk: Ornithological Advances shows that different species respond differently to shifting... View Article
  • The massive Snowy Owl irruption of 2013–2014 (the biggest in decades) captivated birders and nonbirders alike with unexpected glimpses of an avian superstar with hypnotic golden eyes. But that winter’s phenomenon was also an opportunity for science to learn about the lifestyle and biology of an arctic species we really know very little about. UPDATE... View Article
  •   More than one-third of birds on the North American continent are in need of urgent conservation action. That’s the headline from The State of North America’s Birds report, released Wednesday by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative at a meeting of the Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management in Ottawa, Canada. The 432 species—ranging... View Article

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