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Have You Read Our August eNews?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Learn how to identify a mystery sound; find out about gardening for wildlife; watch artist Jane Kim discuss her ambitious mural on the walls of the Cornell Lab’s Visitor Center; and more.
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Our New Look Online

Saturday, August 15, 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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Take the August eBird Challenge

Friday, August 14, 2015

Enter at least 31 eBird checklists in the month of August and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Talk To The Artist

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Join artist Jane Kim and Cornell Lab director John Fitzpatrick, and learn about the painting of the Cornell Lab’s landmark mural, titled From So Simple a Beginning.
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Vote for Your Favorite

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Help us celebrate the diversity of birds by telling us which birds on our ambitious mural for the Lab’s Visitor Center are your favorites.
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Ask an Ornithologist

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

On August 26, join us for a special 90-minute live streaming Q&A webinar with the Dr. Kevin McGowan who welcomes all questions about wild birds.
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Decoding Nature

Monday, August 10, 2015

Send your mystery nature sound to NPR's new series, and experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will identify it for the radio segment.
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Gardening for Wildlife

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Need some inspiring design advice for your yard? Submit a photo to Yardmap.
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Investigating Evidence

Saturday, August 08, 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

Friday, August 07, 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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