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Have You Read Our May eNews?

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Get ready for Global Big Day; read about feathered dinosaurs; get the most out of your garden; great new books from the Cornell Lab; and more.
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Global Big Day

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Be part of Global Big Day on Saturday, May 14th. Anyone can participate!
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Take the May eBird Challenge

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Submit at least submit 5 or more complete checklists on Global Big Day, May 14th, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Get the Most Out of Your Garden

Friday, May 06, 2016

Find out what plants are best to include around your home, which nurseries around you stock native plants, how to attract wildlife, and more.
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New Media Search Tool

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Our new tool gives you instant access to all the images, sounds, and video uploaded via eBird and archived in our Macaulay Library.
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New Books From the Cornell Lab

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

On Bird Hill, a new children's book by Jane Yolen (author of the bestseller Owl Moon), is just one of the new titles out now from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group.
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New Course: Inquiry for Educators

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

A new self-paced course from Bird Academy and Birdsleuth that explores the process of scientific investigation through outdoor observations and citizen science.
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Black-throated Blue Warblers and Climate Change

Monday, May 02, 2016

Research finds these little warblers have surprisingly flexible breeding behavior in the face of changing temperatures.
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Is there a Nest Near You?

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Nestwatch can help you figure out if you have feathered neighbors nearby. Join them to collect valuable data on the successes and failures of nesting birds.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Saturday, April 30, 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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  • Regional Migration Forecast: 20-27 May 2016 20 May, 2016 Common Nighthawk. Carl Winstead/Macauly Library. 19 May 2016. eBird S29791783 Common Nighthawk. Carl Winstead/Macauly Library. 19 May 2016. eBird S29791783 Continental Summary A period of generally favorable migration conditions featuring light to moderate flights of Common Nighthawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Willow Flycatcher, Common Yellowthroat, Grasshopper Sparrow, and... View Article
  • Pete Marra is the director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and heads the steering committee for the 2016 North American Ornithological Conference, happening in Washington, DC, August 16–20, 2016. More than 2,000 ornithologists are expected to convene for talks and poster sessions as well as a 5K run, a poetry slam, and more. Attendance is not... View Article
  • Blue-eyed Ground-Dove rediscovered in Brazil 25 May 2016 Columbina cyanopis_Rafael Bessa2 São Paulo, May 23rd 2016 – A group of researchers, supported by Observatório de Aves – Instituto Butantan (Butantan Bird Observatory) and Sociedade para a Conservação das Aves do Brasi (SAVE Brasil), this weekend announced the rediscovery of one of the rarest bird species... View Article
  • Learning to recognize birds by ear may seem daunting, but it’s something Don Kroodsma has been doing for a half-century. We asked the author and birdsong expert to explain how someone can get started with this indispensable birding skill. Kroodsma told us to start by slowing down and taking the time to listen to birds as individuals. How do... View Article

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