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  • Taking flight in Raven

    “We were late because we saw a cardinal.” It may seem odd to some but this was more than an adequate reason for rolling in late to the Raven Sound Analysis Workshop I attended in Ithaca two weeks ago. Then again, we were in a workplace where a rare sighting of a bird is enough... See More

  • Selene’s Scandinavian Adventure

    A month ago (already!?), I had the amazing opportunity to go to Denmark to an Acoustic Communication Summer Course at SNAK (that stands for Sense organs, Nerve systems, Behavior, and Communication - in Danish). I spent two very full weeks learning all things animal acoustics – vocal production, perception, hearing, effects of noise, neuroethology; PLUS... See More

  • BRP at the Migration Celebration Day 2017

    Migration Celebration Day is the biggest annual public engagement event hosted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Each year we invite the local and regional communities to visit the Lab and learn about our ongoing science and conservation efforts. On September 16, we celebrated the 11th Migration Celebration Day. Over 1,500 visitors explored more than 30... See More

  • Welcome Aboard – the R/V Jaeger

    You may know that the long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) is a pelagic seabird that spends most of its life offshore; or you may know that “Jäger” is German for “hunter”; you may not know that the research vessel R/V Jaeger is the latest addition to Cornell University’s fleet. The R/V Jaeger is a 42-foot former commercial... See More

  • The Right Tool for the Job

    Acoustic ecology is a complex field, made simpler by the use of equipment that is (1) sturdy, (2) small, (3) portable, and (4) affordable. During my master’s degree, I remember a professor saying that oceanographers prided themselves on sinking heavy expensive equipment to the bottom of the ocean. In my second year as a wildlife... See More