Buy These Products & Support the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
From stocking-stuffers to gifts of learning and inspiration, these items will not only please the bird watcher on your list but "give back" by helping support the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's mission to improve the understanding and protection of birds. Thank you!
NEW The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature
This eye-popping new book celebrates the joy of birds and the Cornell Lab's centennial. It features more than 250 remarkable photos by the Cornell Lab's Gerrit Vyn along with inspiring essays from leading authors, including Barbara Kingsolver, Jared Diamond, John W. Fitzpatrick, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, and Scott Weidensaul. $29.95. Available with free shipping from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods where Lab members also get a 10% discount.
NEW Bird Families of the World
By David W. Winkler, Shawn M. Billerman, Irby J. Lovette
Lynx Edicions Publications
This book will help anyone interested in learning about the tremendous diversity of birds worldwide. Organized by family, and including all the 243 families recently recognized, the book includes a distribution map with the breeding, non-breeding, and year-round ranges of each family, standardized descriptions of appearance, relationships, similar species, life history, conservation status, and much more. Available for pre-order now. Use promo code BFWUSA for free shipping worldwide through November 30. About $75 USD.
NEW A Year With Birds 2016 Calendar
Spend a year with the birds! The new 2016 calendar features a gorgeous array of bird photos with fascinating facts about each species and some birding tips. This colorful cast of characters is yours with a gift to the Lab of $10 or more. ($10) Get your calendar.
NEW Waterfowl ID Foldout Guides
Boost your odds of a positive ID using this series of three new pockets guides developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The secret lies in the answer to a simple question: Where’s the WHITE? Learn basic techniques for identifying waterfowl based on where you see patches of white and on the overall shape of the bird. Printed by Waterford Press. $7.95 each. Free shipping with purchase of all three from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods.
Be a Better Birder Tutorials
These new online tutorials help beginning birders learn how to identify birds at their own pace. In Part 1: Size and Shape, learn which parts of a bird will be most useful in making an ID and the basic groupings used to organize the many species of birds. In Part 2: Color and Pattern, learn how to locate bits of color on a bird for identification, instead of trying to memorize every color and pattern. Other topics include the challenges posed by juvenile birds and molting birds, and how you can even be fooled by the lighting. $29 each. Access provided for six months following registration. Purchase and register.
Cornell Lab Membership
When you give a Cornell Lab membership, you give back to the birds by supporting our mission to improve the understanding and protection of birds. Benefits of membership include our award-winning Living Bird magazine and discounts on projects and courses, plus the latest birding news and discoveries in our monthly eNewsletter. It's a meaningful way to support conservation and enhance the understanding and enjoyment of birds. Supporter level memberships begin at $44 per year. Get Lab membership for a friend or yourself!
2015 Birds and Beans Holiday Gift Set
You get more than 24% off this special gift set. It contains a dozen 12-ounce bags of bird-friendly coffee, including Wood Thrush Breakfast Roast, American Redstart Light Roast, Scarlet Tanager French Roast, and more. Ground or whole bean available. Your purchase supports organic shade-grown coffee farms that shelter migratory birds. A portion of the proceeds also supports Cornell Lab conservation efforts. ($120, plus $9.50 shipping) Order now from Birds & Beans.
Master Set Bundle
A special pairing of the Cornell Guide to Birds Sounds: Master Set for North America: Master Set and the unparalleled Birds of North American Online reference. This combo includes a one-year subscription to Birds of North America Online, the most complete source of information for the more than 700 species of birds that breed in Canada and the United States. Includes the latest science as well as photos, sounds, and videos of interesting behaviors. The new, revised Master Set includes multiple examples of sounds for each of 737 bird species in more than 4,900 tracks. $69.99. Save 20% over separate purchase of these items. Order the Master Set Bundle. Order just the Master Set for $49.99, or get the pre-loaded flash drive for $64.99.
Essential Set Bundle
This package includes a six-month subscription to Birds of North America Online and the Cornell Guide to Birds Sounds: Essential Set for North America. The Essential Set provides the most common sounds of 729 bird species found in North America with 1,379 tracks. $24.99. Save more than 30% over purchase of these items separately. Get the Essential Set Bundle. Order just the Essential Set for $12.99, or get the pre-loaded flash drive for 24.99.
The Birds of North America Online
This is the most comprehensive reference available for all of North America’s 716 species of breeding birds, continually updated with the most current scientific information and brought to life with photos, sounds, and video. This is a gift of knowledge for anyone who loves to learn more about birds. A 30-day subscription is just $5; $42 for a full year. Get Birds of North America Online.
Give FeederWatch as a gift and introduce others to this long-running citizen-science project. By submitting bird observations, participants contribute to the scientific understanding of feeder birds and learn more about their backyard friends. The kit includes the Handbook and Instructions with tips on how to attract birds, a poster of the most common feeder birds, and a calendar. Participants also receive Winter Bird Highlights, an annual summary of FeederWatch findings, as well as the Cornell Lab's printed newsletter, All About Birds News. $18. Get Project FeederWatch.
BirdSleuth Holiday Package
This combo includes Focus Game Cards (Eastern species), the BirdSleuth Backyard Birds poster, the Project FeederWatch Common Feeder Birds poster, and the Birdleuth Investigator student publication for 2015. The focus cards show full-color images of the 36 most common backyard birds. You also get games and a bonus online quiz.The price for the combo is $9.95. Will be available to order in early November.
Bird Spy Bingo
This is a great stocking stuffer from the Lab's BirdSleuth program! Kids of any age can use this dry-erase card to look for birds or other items associated with birds and nature. Spotting a group of birds, a colorful bird, a feather, a nest, or even bird droppings can help you win bingo! Play while traveling, out for a walk, or just sitting in your backyard. Cards are available in English and Spanish. $1.50. Buy the Bingo card.
Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World’s Most Extraordinary Birds
By Tim Laman & Edwin Scholes
National Geographic Books & Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Marvel at the stunning images and groundbreaking research that reveal, for the first time, all 39 species of the spectacular birds-of-paradise. Male birds have developed intricate dances, outrageous plumes, and decorative ornaments to woo as many mates as possible. It took 18 expeditions and 8 years for Cornell Lab of Ornithology biologist Ed Scholes and photojournalist Tim Laman to document all the species. Retail: Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods.
The Bird Watching Answer Book
By Laura Erickson
Drawing from the tens of thousands of inquiries that pour into the Cornell Lab each year, author and bird expert Laura Erickson has compiled answers to more than 200 common and not-so-common bird questions. This handy pocket-sized book reads like a conversation with your friendly neighborhood "bird lady" and contains down-to-earth answers to questions about watching and feeding birds, bird behavior, and bird biology. Readers will find plenty of quirky stories and interesting facts tucked into every corner. Retail: Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods.
BirdsEye & BirdsEye Lite bird-finding apps
It’s like having thousands of local birding experts at your command. The BirdsEye app for iPhone®, iPod touch®, and Android devices, harnesses the power of current data from the Cornell Lab’s eBird program to help users find the birds they want to see—showing where specific species have been reported and providing a map to get there. The app includes images and audio for the 470 most frequently observed birds in North America. Additional content is available for more elusive birds—for a total of 847 species. (BirdsEye Lite features 135 species.) Get the BirdsEye App.
Singing Plush Birds
These plush birds make great collectibles for children and adults with new species introduced each year. Each bird contains authentic sounds from the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library. From the haunting wail of the Common Loon to the familiar call of the Black-capped Chickadee, these fuzzy friends make a bird in the hand informative and fun. Available from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods.