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Have You Read Our February eNews?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Get ready for the GBBC; a Valentine slideshow; play Flap to the Future; the truth about Snowy Owls; Merlin adds Mexican birds; and more.
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Join us February 17-20 for the world's biggest bird count. Have fun and help birds!
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Flap to the Future

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Play our new video game that lets you scamper, glide, and flap through the evolution of flight.
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Take the February eBird Challenge

Friday, February 10, 2017

Submit at least one shared checklist in February, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Latest Living Bird Magazine

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Discoveries from 30 years of FeederWatch; latest news on Snowy Owls; more robins stay north; gulls' system to deal with cold feet; and more.
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Snowy Owls Aren't Starving

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Two Canadian farmers help bust the pervasive myth that Snowy Owls found far south in the winter are starving.
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Merlin Bird ID is Better Than Ever

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Our Merlin Bird ID App now has photo ID, Spanish support, 253 Yucatan species—and it's still free. Try it today!
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FeederWatching Reveals New Insights

Monday, February 06, 2017

Participants in 30 years of Project Feederwatch have given scientists data that reveal dynamic changes for cardinals, hawks, hummingbirds, and more.
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Sunday, February 05, 2017

To celebrate Project FeederWatch's 30th anniversary, sponsor Wild Birds Unlimited will give you $15 off a $50 purchase in their store when you join.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Saturday, February 04, 2017

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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Latest Articles

  • Counting 102—birds at feeders 14 February 2016 Northern Cardinal A couple years ago we published the Counting 101 and Counting 201 articles, tutorials for how to more effectively and accurately count birds that you’re seeing. Counting 101 focuses on the basics—how to keep track of birds throughout a birding outing, and how to count a... View Article
  • eBird data shed new light on Allen’s Hummingbird populations 14 February 2017 Adult male Allen’s Hummingbird of the migratory subspecies, Big Sur, CA, March. Photo by Brian Sullivan. Allen’s Hummingbird has been placed on several conservation watchlists, as breeding bird surveys indicating population declines have spurred concerns that climate change may push it out of... View Article
  • Birds inspire a lot of emotions—awe at their numbers, wonder at their brilliant colors, envy of their flight, delight in their song, concern for their future, and love, for the way many of them form long-lasting pair bonds and care for their young. Science is still undecided on the existence of complex emotions in birds—nevertheless, for Valentine’s Day,... View Article
  • The Isles of Shoals are an ideal place to immerse students in learning and research focused on birds. For the past decade, Dr. David Bonter has taught Field Ornithology on this craggy archipelago in the Gulf of Maine, mentoring Cornell undergraduate students studying the eiders, swallows, gulls and warblers that invade the islands during the... View Article

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