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Have You Read Our July eNews?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Meet the noble side of gulls; find out 9 ways your eBird data have helped birds; find out about mockingbirds and song learning; hear a National Park; and more.
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Take the July eBird Challenge

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A checklist a day keeps the boredom away! Submit at least 31 complete checklists during July, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Home Tweet Home Photo Contest

Monday, July 11, 2016

Great prizes available in our Home Tweet Home 2016 photo contest at NestWatch. Categories include: Eggs & Nests, Cutest Baby, Feeding Time, and Eye Witness. Enter by July 31.
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The Admirable Side of Gulls

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Gulls have complex social behaviors, communications, and a fierce dedication to their young.
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eBird Makes Conservation Happen

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Citizen science projects that make data publicly available like eBird, help bridge the “knowledge-to-action gap” that can plague conservation.
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New Books From the Cornell Lab

Friday, July 08, 2016

Donald Kroodsma's Backyard Birdsong Guides include a built-in song player, and are a great way to learn to recognize birds by ear.
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Mothers Teach Chicks in the Egg

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Some mother fairywrens call softly to their eggs, and the chicks begin learning parts of her calls before they hatch.
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State Of North America's Birds 2016

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

More than one-third of birds on the North American continent are in need of urgent conservation action.
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Nature as a Classroom

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

This summer, take kids outside with the Explorer’s Guidebook, a fun booklet available as a free download that’s perfect for both families and educators.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Monday, July 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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  • Habitat Feature: Nesting Materials Jacob Johnston July 6, 2016 Birds Cover 039{count}0 One of the best parts of providing habitat for birds in your yard is the possibility of being chosen as a nesting site. The initial excitement of discovering a new nest tucked away in a shrub you planted, or one perched up on... View Article
  • eBird Targets update 22 July 2016 Black-billed Cuckoo by Alix d’Entremont/Macaulay Library Black-billed Cuckoo by Alix d’Entremont/Macaulay Library A couple years ago, we released eBird Targets. Honestly, it’s one of our team’s favorite features in eBird. It’s not so focused on chasing the latest rarity (also fun) but giving you a list of birds to... View Article
  • Editor’s note: The following research summary describes a new article in The Condor, the journal of the Cooper Ornithological Society, and was provided by the Central Ornithology Publication Office. Shorebirds breeding in Alaska are being exposed to mercury at levels that could put their populations at risk, according to new research from The Condor: Ornithological Applications.... 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. A new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances links feather-degrading bacteria to damaged plumage on wild birds for the first time, offering new insights into... View Article

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