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Take the October eBird Challenge

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Submit 15 or more complete checklists using eBird Mobile, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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At Home Ornithology Course

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ornithology, the Cornell Lab's updated college-level class, aims to deepen your understanding of birds.
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Garden Grants for Teachers

Tuesday, September 27, 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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Yellow-rumped Warbler: One Species or Three?

Monday, September 26, 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

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Enjoy the award winning radio series created by the Cornell Lab and NPR.
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Have You Read Our September eNews?

Saturday, September 24, 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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NAOC Highlights

Friday, September 23, 2016

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

Thursday, September 22, 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

Wednesday, September 21, 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

Tuesday, September 20, 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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  • Legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold once advised: “To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.” For the endangered Florida Scrub-Jay, new research shows that saving every last grouping among its small and scattered remnant populations is vital to preserving genetic diversity—and the long-term survival of the species. There are just over 5,000... View Article
  • With this annual report issue of Living Bird, we close our books on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s 100th year, and also on our successful Discover Campaign. Four years ago I described in this column our lofty aspirations for the campaign “to secure the Lab’s future excellence and elevate its global impact.” Our aim was... View Article
  • From the Autumn 2016 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. Perhaps it’s their large size and penetrating predator eyes. May­be it’s the way they soar high in the sky, seemingly without a care in the world. Whenever we encounter rap­tors, these mesmerizing birds compel us to take a good long look. And the longer... View Article
  • From the Autumn 2016 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. Quick question: Where’s the best place in the world to find a Magnolia Warbler? Is it the great boreal forest of Canada, where an estimated 38 million of these gorgeous songbirds breed? Or perhaps it’s someplace like Cape May, New Jersey, in the third... View Article

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