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Have You Read Our October eNews?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Learn ornithology with a new textbook and course from the Lab; find out about the plight of the Gray Parrot; new research on saving the Florida Scrub-Jay; and more.
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Win a Trip to Trinidad & Tobago

Monday, October 17, 2016

eBird is giving away a Caribbean birding trip; the winner will be chosen from all eligible eBird checklists submitted until Oct. 31.
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At Home Ornithology Course

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ornithology, the Cornell Lab's updated college-level class, aims to deepen your understanding of birds.
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Take the October eBird Challenge

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Submit 15 or more complete checklists using eBird Mobile, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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The Year in Review

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Cornell Lab's fiscal 2016 was a year of celebrating new beginnings, as we embark on our next 100 years as a scientific institute for birds and biodiversity.
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Bring Birds to the Classroom

Friday, October 14, 2016

Discover the joys of teaching through birds year round with BirdSleuth’s free Feathered Friends download.
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Have You Seen the New BNA?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Birds of North America reference website recently launched a major redesign upgrade.
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Habitat Network

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

YardMap has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to launch the Habitat Network. Create a habitat map and use the planning tool to set goals for your site.
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Join Project FeederWatch

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In November, Project FeederWatch begins its 30th year harnessing the power of backyard bird watchers to track trends among winter birds.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Monday, October 10, 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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  • Legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold once advised: “To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.” For the endangered Florida Scrub-Jay, new research shows that saving every last grouping among its small and scattered remnant populations is vital to preserving genetic diversity—and the long-term survival of the species. There are just over 5,000... View Article
  • With this annual report issue of Living Bird, we close our books on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s 100th year, and also on our successful Discover Campaign. Four years ago I described in this column our lofty aspirations for the campaign “to secure the Lab’s future excellence and elevate its global impact.” Our aim was... View Article
  • From the Autumn 2016 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. Perhaps it’s their large size and penetrating predator eyes. May­be it’s the way they soar high in the sky, seemingly without a care in the world. Whenever we encounter rap­tors, these mesmerizing birds compel us to take a good long look. And the longer... View Article
  • From the Autumn 2016 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. Quick question: Where’s the best place in the world to find a Magnolia Warbler? Is it the great boreal forest of Canada, where an estimated 38 million of these gorgeous songbirds breed? Or perhaps it’s someplace like Cape May, New Jersey, in the third... View Article

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