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2016 Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 07, 2016

The GBBC will be February 12–15. Count birds anywhere in the world and help create a snapshot of the winter distribution and abundance of birds.
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Have You Read Our January eNews?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Movie Magic behind The Messenger; pick your favorite bird for our coloring book; learn bird anatomy; get ready for the 2016 GBBC; and more.
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Take the February eBird Challenge

Monday, January 11, 2016

Submit at least 15 complete eBird checklists in February using eBird Mobile, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Movie Magic: Filming Songbirds in Flight

Monday, January 11, 2016

Find out how director Sy Rynard and her team captured incredible footage of birds in flight for The Messenger documentary.
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Pick Your Favorite Birds for Our Coloring Book

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Cornell Lab is creating a coloring book—help us decide which birds are included.
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How Is a Bird Built?

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Find out using All About Bird Anatomy, the Bird Academy's new interactive tool.
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BirdSleuth's Free Monthly Webinars

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Learn more about teaching through birds and citizen science with four free webinars offered by BirdSleuth.
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Join Project FeederWatch

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Enjoy counting birds this winter and help scientists understand more about bird populations across North America.
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eBird App Now on Android

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Enter bird sightings into your smartphone from anywhere in the world. Download for free for Android or iOS.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Monday, January 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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  • Any day is a great day to share your love for birds, but this weekend offers the added bonus of the Great Backyard Bird Count (February 12-15, 2016) and Valentine’s Day. Why not spend some time helping others discover the beauty of their local birds? By sharing your passion with someone you love, you’ll give... View Article
  • Editor’s note: The following press release describes a new article in The Condor, the journal of the Cooper Ornithological Society, and was provided by the Central Ornithology Publication Office. A new review in The Condor: Ornithological Applications explores how oaks and pines depend on corvids, the group of birds that includes ravens, crows, and jays, to reproduce... View Article
  • The 2016 Great Great-Backyard-Bird-Count Group Jacob Johnston February 1, 2016 Birds Bird Count El Nino GBBC Groups 090{count}0 The 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count comes to us February 12-15th. And, as you may have heard, with this year’s whopper of an El Niño, there are likely to be some very interesting surprise visitors. Is your... View Article
  • February eBirder of the Month Challenge 31 January 2016 Bohemian Waxwing Bohemian Waxwing This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, focuses on the mobile world. As of December 2015, eBird Mobile is available for FREE on both iOS and Android devices. eBird Mobile makes in-the-field data entry just a... View Article

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