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2016 Great Backyard Bird Count

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The GBBC will be February 12–15. Count birds anywhere in the world and help create a snapshot of the winter distribution and abundance of birds.
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Have You Read Our February eNews?

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Watch a mesmerizing migration map; count birds for the GBBC; read about a penguin revolution; check out the latest birds on Bird Cams; and more.
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Take the February eBird Challenge

Monday, February 08, 2016

Submit at least 15 complete eBird checklists in February using eBird Mobile, and you could win a pair of Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars.
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A Mesmerizing Migration Map

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Watch the wonder and spectacle of bird migration captured on a single map thanks to eBird contributors.
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Join Project FeederWatch

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Enjoy counting birds this winter and help scientists understand more about bird populations across North America.
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A Penguin Revolution

Friday, February 05, 2016

As the Antarctic Peninsula warms, Gentoo Penguins are moving in and Adelie Penguins are leaving in search of colder areas.
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Spring Field Ornithology

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Take this eight-week course focusing on NE birds, either online or join us in Ithaca, NY, for lectures and field trips. Starts March 24.
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Chicks on the Albatross Bird Cam

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Check out the newest recently hatched Laysan Albatross chicks on our Albatross Bird Cam.
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How Is a Bird Built?

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Find out using All About Bird Anatomy, the Bird Academy's new interactive tool.
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Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

Monday, February 01, 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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  • Great Backyard Bird Count—take someone birding! 10 February 2016 BCCH2 February 12-15 (Friday through Monday) is the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). To participate, just go birding during this timeframe and make sure to enter your checklists in eBird. The GBBC was one of the first demonstrations that the Internet could be used... View Article
  • What sorts of behaviors do you see? Dominance interactions are playing out at your bird feeder, in the woods, in the field and anywhere birds occur! Researcher Eliot Miller from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology wants to know about them. Use the bird interaction data form to contribute your observations. In a popular All About... View Article
  • Kathy Lopez, January eBirder of the Month 8 February 2016 Kathy Lopez before releasing a Cooper’s Hawk at the Intermountain Bird Observatory Kathy Lopez before releasing a Cooper’s Hawk at the Intermountain Bird Observatory Please join us in congratulating Kathy Lopez of Nampa, Idaho, winner of the January 2016 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss... View Article
  • Any day is a great day to share your love for birds, but this weekend offers the added bonus of the Great Backyard Bird Count (February 12-15, 2016) and Valentine’s Day. Why not spend some time helping others discover the beauty of their local birds? By sharing your passion with someone you love, you’ll give... View Article

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