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Have You Read Our September eNews?

Monday, September 12, 2016

One species becomes two, and another species may be three; listen to the amazing mimicry of the female lyrebird; find out about our latest free webinars; and more.
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Take the September eBird Challenge

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Submit 15 complete checklists with at least one “Flyover” code, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler: One Species or Three?

Saturday, September 10, 2016

New DNA evidence suggests that Yellow-rumped Warblers may actually be divided into Myrtle, Audubon’s, and Goldman's warblers.
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Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound

Friday, September 09, 2016

Enjoy the award winning radio series created by the Cornell Lab and NPR.
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Cornell Lab Coloring Books

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Beautifully designed and detailed coloring books on America's favorite birds, and the Birds of Paradise. From the Cornell Lab Publishing Group.
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Garden Grants for Teachers

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

From Birdsleuth and Alaska Fertilizer, 10 grants are available for teachers to create or improve bird-friendly, kid-friendly gardens at their schools.
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NAOC Highlights

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Research highlights from 2,000 ornithologists at the 2016 North American Ornithological Conference.
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Female Lyrebirds and Their Extraordinary Mimicry

Monday, September 05, 2016

Female Lyrebirds are skilled vocalists that can imitate the voices of at least 19 other bird species.
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New eBird Profile Pages

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Share your birding story with friends and the entire eBird community with new tools that visualize all your sightings and highlight your recent contributions.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Saturday, September 03, 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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