Cornell Lab of Ornithology Home Page

Latest Living Bird magazine, Winter2018 Year of the Bird Project FeederWatch Feeder Birds Course: ID and Behavior 2017 Annual Report

About Us

We use science to understand the world, to find new ways to make conservation work, and to involve people who share our passion.

Learn More

Sign Up for eNews, get news, birding tips, via email

Visit the Lab, get directions, hours, and events

Read the Latest Living Bird


All About Birds

Search Online Bird Guide

Try This

eBird, Chinese Rubythroat by Ian Davies/ML


Global tools for birders, critical data for science.

Bird Academy

Bird Academy

Learn everything from birding basics to comprehensive ornithology.

Birdwatcher with binoculars

Macaulay Library

Explore the world's largest archive of wildlife sounds and videos.

What's New

Have You Read Our January eNews?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Celebrating the Year of the Bird; untangling the squabbles at your feeder; the new Panama Fruit Feeder Cam; how birds survive the cold; and more.
Read More

New Year's Resolutions To Help You #BirdYourWorld

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2018 is the Year of the Bird. Here are six New Year's resolutions to inspire you to learn more about birds, and help protect them.
Read More

Grants Available for Land Trusts

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Apply by March 1, 2018, for up to $5,000 in funding.
Read More

Take the January eBird Challenge

Friday, January 12, 2018

Submit 31 eligible checklists in January, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
Read More

Panama Fruit Feeder Cam

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tanagers, motmots, wood-rails and more—check out the colorful characters on our new Panama Fruit Feeder Cam.
Read More

Bird Feeder Politics

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Researchers ranked 136 species of feeder birds in a "dominance hierarchy" by using Project FeederWatch sightings. Find out which species are the meekest, and which are at the top.
Read More

North America’s Hardiest Songbird?

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Snow Buntings are perfectly adapted to live in arctic conditions, and they breed farther north than any other songbird. Their remote habitats and nomadic lifestyle make it tough to measure population size.
Read More

Coming for Winter 2017–18: A Crush of Crossbills

Monday, January 08, 2018

This year's conditions predict the largest irruption of Red Crossbills in recent history, so be on the lookout for them this winter.
Read More

Join Project FeederWatch

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Project FeederWatch is a fun way to watch and record birds at your feeders, and help scientists. Plus, you get great tips about bird feeding and feeders, and can submit photos for the BirdSpotter photo contest.
Read More

Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Saturday, January 06, 2018

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.
Read More

Page: 1 of 1

Go to Youtube to watch more amazing bird videos

A self-paced online tutorial. Learn to ID birds by size and shape
Birds of North America Online, ultimate source for bird info, join for $5/month
Shop for our Causes, your purchase supports our mission
Get delicious, Bird Friendly certified coffee from Birds and Beans.