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Take the December eBird Challenge

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Each day you submit 3 or more eligible checklists in a single day, you get a chance to win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Grants for Community Bird Events

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Apply for a mini grant from Celebrate Urban Birds to fund creative neighborhood events and activities. Deadline is December 31.
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Have You Read Our November eNews?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Project FeederWatch turns 30; coffee fuels conservation; a historic visit to the Texas Hummingbird Bird Cam; go birding with an expert; and more.
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Join Project FeederWatch

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Project FeederWatch begins its 30th year harnessing the power of backyard bird watchers to track trends among winter birds. Great prizes for participants.
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Birdspotter Photo Contest

Saturday, November 26, 2016

When you join Project Feederwatch, sign up for the Birdspotter Photo contest. It runs the whole feederwatch season, until March 2nd. Prizes from Wild Birds Unlimited.
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Holiday Gifts Celebrate Birds

Friday, November 25, 2016

Books, guides, apps, Cornell Lab membership, and bird-friendly coffee are just a few great ideas for holiday gifts this year.
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Latest Living Bird Magazine

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Coffee, birds, conservation, and people; raptor ID tips; radar revelations; and more are in our Autumn 2016 issue.
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Owl Pellet Kit

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dissecting an owl pellet is a great way for students to learn about the different ecological roles owls play in their environment.
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At Home Ornithology Course

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ornithology, the Cornell Lab's updated college-level class, aims to deepen your understanding of birds.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Monday, November 21, 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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