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Have You Read Our August eNews?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Learn about the famous spruce-woods warblers; help make our Merlin Bird ID App smarter at identifying birds; read about a genetic discovery about a threatened species; and more.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Submit a complete checklist with at least 3 photos and/or 1 audio recording, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Mixed-wing Warblers

Monday, August 08, 2016

A team led by scientists from the Cornell Lab found that, genetically speaking, Golden-winged and Blue-winged warblers are 99.97 percent alike.
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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Help train Merlin to identify birds in the Macaulay Library archive.
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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Help us learn more about your bird-watching interests so we can create items, experiences, and articles that matter most to you. Receive a thank you gift when you participate.
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Free Kits for Educators

Friday, August 05, 2016

BirdSleuth K-12 is giving away 50 birding kits to teachers, informal educators, and homeschoolers across the country.
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What Bird Are You?

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The Cornell Lab Publishing Group is releasing “Am I Like You?," a children's book with an online companion quiz for all ages to match you to your birdy alter-ego.
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The Famous Spruce-Woods Warblers

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Spruce-woods warblers in Maine can live together by foraging in different areas of the same tree. However, over the decades, the kinds of warbler species have changed.
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eBird Makes Conservation Happen

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Citizen science projects that make data publicly available like eBird, help bridge the “knowledge-to-action gap” that can plague conservation.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Monday, August 01, 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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