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Have You Read Our December eNews?

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

New eBird data products; birds-of-paradise choosy females; students film rare wildlife in Africa; holiday gift ideas; and more.
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Great Gifts That Do Good

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

December's Year of the Bird action is designed for the holiday season. This year, combine gift-giving with sustainability.
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Take the December eBird Challenge

Monday, December 03, 2018

Submit 3 or more eligible checklists in a single day in December, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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eBird Dazzles With Newest Tools

Saturday, December 01, 2018

eBird introduces a new class of maps that show where North American birds are, and how they’re doing, at a finer scale than has ever been possible.
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Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Friday, November 30, 2018

If you're looking for a way to help the Cornell Lab and spread awareness of our work among your friends, a great new way to do that is to set up a Facebook Fundraiser.
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Win a Bird Academy Course

Friday, November 30, 2018

Every eligible eBird checklist that you submit in December gives you a chance to win a gift certificate for a Bird Academy course of your choice.
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Join Project FeederWatch

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Enjoy counting birds this winter and help scientists understand more about bird populations across North America.
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Get Ready for Winter Finches

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A poor summer for conifer seeds in eastern Canada means Evening Grosbeaks, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Purple Finches, and Pine Siskins may be headed for feeders in eastern North America.
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Fanastic Journeys of Shorebirds

Monday, November 26, 2018

Those little, unassuming shorebirds that run around beaches may be easy to overlook, but these birds are marathon champions among migratory animals
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Monday, November 26, 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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