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Take the October eBird Challenge

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Count the number of birds you see, submit at least 31 complete checklists, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Hummingbird Bird Cam

Monday, October 05, 2015

Our newest nest camera features hummingbirds enjoying feeders in West Texas. Can you spot all 12 species?
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October Online Courses

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Now's your chance to learn more about birds: join Understanding Bird Behavior, an hour live webinar, and Courtship & Rivalry in Birds, a self-paced 5-week course.
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New Discovery on Bird Evolution

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The massive meteor strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago may have sparked a rapid evolution of bird species.
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Have You Read Our September eNews?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Featuring an important deadline for sage-grouse in the West; get your latest migration forecast; watch our latest Bird Cam; sponsor a bird on our mural project; and more.
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September's Big Decision on Sage-Grouse

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must decide this month whether to put the Greater Sage-Grouse on the Endangered Species List. Would listing the bird be good or bad?
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Join Project FeederWatch

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Enjoy counting birds this winter and help scientists understand more about bird populations across North America.
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Our New Look Online

Monday, September 07, 2015

Check out the new version of our All About Birds website, designed to make content from all of our Cornell Lab projects more accessible on all devices.
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Investigating Evidence

Sunday, September 06, 2015

BirdSleuth's Investigating Evidence curriculum is available as a free download. Inspire investigations through outdoor observations and citizen science.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Saturday, September 05, 2015

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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  • Regional Migration Forecast: 9-16 October 2015 9 October, 2015 Screenshot 2015-10-09 14.54.10 Merlin, Luke Seitz Continental Summary While the favorable conditions in the West arrive during the middle of the period and bring light to moderate movement featuring Western Grebe, Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Hermit Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco, the East... View Article
  • Tropical Storm/Depression Joaquin in Europe 8 October 2015 Red-billed Tropicbird—a potential prize for hurricane birding. Red-billed Tropicbird—a potential prize for hurricane birding. The landfall of tropical low pressure systems–whether hurricanes or their weaker cousins tropical storms and tropical depressions–is more often a North American phenomenon than a European one. Birders in the USA and Canada... View Article
  • Imagine that you’re a Blackpoll Warbler, weighing barely as much as two U.S. quarters. It’s September, so you’re stuffing yourself with insects and fruit in the eastern boreal forest of Canada, nearly doubling your weight for an epic journey. As the food dwindles—between now and mid-October, when the weather is right— it’s time to go.... View Article
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