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Have You Read Our August eNews?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Learn about the famous spruce-woods warblers; help make our Merlin Bird ID App smarter at identifying birds; read about a genetic discovery about a threatened species; and more.
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Take the August eBird Challenge

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Submit a complete checklist with at least 3 photos and/or 1 audio recording, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Mixed-wing Warblers

Monday, August 08, 2016

A team led by scientists from the Cornell Lab found that, genetically speaking, Golden-winged and Blue-winged warblers are 99.97 percent alike.
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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Help train Merlin to identify birds in the Macaulay Library archive.
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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Help us learn more about your bird-watching interests so we can create items, experiences, and articles that matter most to you. Receive a thank you gift when you participate.
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Free Kits for Educators

Friday, August 05, 2016

BirdSleuth K-12 is giving away 50 birding kits to teachers, informal educators, and homeschoolers across the country.
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What Bird Are You?

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The Cornell Lab Publishing Group is releasing “Am I Like You?," a children's book with an online companion quiz for all ages to match you to your birdy alter-ego.
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The Famous Spruce-Woods Warblers

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Spruce-woods warblers in Maine can live together by foraging in different areas of the same tree. However, over the decades, the kinds of warbler species have changed.
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eBird Makes Conservation Happen

Tuesday, August 02, 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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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Monday, August 01, 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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  • Rare Helping Behavior in Eastern Bluebirds In contrast to Western Bluebirds, Eastern Bluebirds rarely have helpers at the nest. However, this breeding season NestWatch received two independent, confirmed reports of juvenile Eastern Bluebirds feeding their (presumed) younger siblings. Glenda Simmons of Tallahassee, Florida, submitted a photo of a juvenile feeding its younger sibling. Glenda observed... View Article
  • One of North America’s most beloved and familiar birds, the Yellow-rumped Warbler, may be at least three separate species, says a study to be published today in The Auk. If the species were to be split, it would upend a status quo that has lasted for almost five decades and would restore two cherished common names... View Article
  • The female Superb Lyrebird of Australia is finally getting her day in the sun. The male is justly famous for his amazing ability to mimic sounds. But for the first time, scientists have conducted a systematic study of the sounds that female Superb Lyrebirds make. They find that she, too, is a skilled vocalist that... View Article
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