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From the Cornell Lab Publishing Group

Books and Guides

Bird Books and Guides

Our books and handy folding pocket guides provide a wealth of information about attracting and feeding birds and bird ID tips by region. There’s even an entire guide devoted to hummingbirds! Browse all our guides (books and Waterford Pocket Guides).

Cards, Puzzles, Coloring Books

Puzzles, Playing Cards, and Coloring Books

Enjoy learning about birds while you have fun with beautiful coloring books (from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group), 100, 500, and 1,000-piece puzzles, and new playing cards (from partner New York Puzzle Company)! Browse coloring books, puzzles, and playing cards.

Children’s Books

Children’s Books

We have award-winning children’s books from best-selling authors including Jane Yolen (author of Owl Moon). We also offer a full range of children’s titles from board books that teach numbers, colors, and opposites, to picture books for ages three to eight, and interactive journals and true stories for middle schoolers. Browse all of our children's books.

Living Bird

Cornell Lab Membership

When you become a Cornell Lab member you receive our award-winning Living Bird magazine, discounts on projects and courses, plus the latest birding news in our monthly eNewsletter. Supporter level memberships begin at $44 per year. Get Lab membership for a friend or yourself! Or call 866-989-2473, toll free, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Your first issue of the magazine will arrive in approximately six weeks.

Bird Academy Courses

Bird Academy

Get more out of your bird watching and take your skills to the next level with a variety of courses offered through our Bird Academy website. You can take self-paced courses on waterfowl, warbler, shorebird, and raptor identification, how to get started with birding by ear and how to understand bird behavior, all the way up to our university-level course covering bird diversity, behavior, ecology, evolution, and much more. Learn more.

Handbook of Bird Biology

Handbook of Bird Biology

The third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology includes the latest information about birds and more than 800 full-color illustrations. A free online media library is available to anyone. The textbook is $135 ($121.50 for Lab members) and is available from the Lab’s secure eStore or from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods, where Lab members get a 10% discount. Get this book as a reference or to accompany our university level course available through Bird Academy.

Wall of Birds book

Wall of Birds Book, Postcards, &  Notebooks

You can appreciate the Lab’s stunning Wall of Birds mural even if you can’t get to see it in person. The mural has morphed into a new book from artist Jane Kim and Thayer Walker of Ink Dwell Studio with lyrical stories and fascinating facts about each species represented. Jane spent years conceiving of, planning, and executing the massive work. The Wall of Birds: One Planet, 243 Families, 375 Million Years is available now from Ink Dwell and at Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods. Look for a set of postcards and notebooks that also showcase the birds from the mural. 


Master Set of Spounds

Bird Sounds Collections

From the Lab’s Macaulay Library sound archive, these two digital collections are great for learning to identify bird species by sound. The Cornell Guide to Birds Sounds: Master Set for North America includes multiple tracks for each of 737 species ($49.99). The Essential Set for North America has common sounds for 729 species ($12.99).

Birds of North America

Birds of North America online reference

BNA offers comprehensive life history information on more than 760 species of birds that breed in the United States and Canada. Species accounts are written by experts and are essential for anyone with an advanced interest in birds. BNA is an unparalleled, highly visual resource for those who want to know more about bird biology, ecology, and identification. A one-year subscription is only $42. Get Birds of North America.

Birds & Beans Coffee

Birds & Beans coffee

Coffee from Cornell Lab sponsor Birds & Beans is certified Smithsonian Bird Friendly, USDA Organic, and Fair Trade. For the holidays you can enjoy a case (a dozen 12oz. bags) of assorted ground or whole bean coffees for $120—that’s 25 percent off the regular price.

Check out the latest discounts for the Year of Coffee option.


Plush Birds That Sing

Plush Wild Turkey

These plush birds are perennial favorites and make a great stocking stuffer. Give the bird a squeeze and you’ll hear what it really sounds like in the wild, thanks to authentic sounds from the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library archive. From the haunting wail of the Common Loon to the familiar call of the Black-capped Chickadee, these fuzzy friends from Wild Republic make a bird in the hand informative and fun. The birds are widely available in birding specialty stores, including Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods


A self-paced online tutorial. Learn to ID birds by size and shape
Birds of North America Online, ultimate source for bird info, join for $5/month
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