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Calendars, Guides, and Books

Bird a Day Calendars

These interactive daily calendars for Eastern/Central and Western North America include photos, range maps, bird-watching activities, and ID tips. Get even more fascinating facts and bird sounds using the free downloadable BIRD QR app.  

books & guides

Bird Books and Guides

Our books and handy pocket guides provide a wealth of information about attracting and feeding birds and bird ID tips by region. There’s even an entire guide devoted to hummingbirds! See all our books and the 15 foldout guides.

Children’s Books

Titles available include On Duck Pond by award-winning children's book author Jane Yolen, journal and activity books, and a new series of board books for the younger set that uses birds to help teach numbers and colors. Browse children's books.


Cornell Lab Membership

When you become a Cornell Lab member you receive our award-winning Living Bird magazine, discounts on projects and courses, plus the latest birding news in our monthly eNewsletter. Supporter level memberships begin at $44 per year. Get Lab membership for a friend or yourself! Or call 866-989-2473, toll free, between 8:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Your first issue will arrive in approximately six weeks.


Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology Course

This university-level, self-paced course covers bird diversity, behavior, ecology, evolution, and much more. The course is based on the third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology (required, details below) and enhanced by a wealth of online materials. Sample the first lesson free. The course is on sale through Dec. 24, 2017, for $167.99 ($139.99 for Lab members). Learn more.

Handbook of Bird Biology

The third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology includes the latest information about birds and more than 800 full-color illustrations. A free online media library is available to anyone. The textbook is $135 ($121.50 for Lab members) and is available from the Lab’s secure eStore or from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods, where Lab members get a 10% discount.

More Great Online Courses from Bird Academy

Holidays are a great time to celebrate your love of birds—and spread that love too. To mark the season of giving, our Bird Academy project is offering up to 30% discount pricing on their flock of online courses. Get more out of your bird watching. Take your skills to the next level. Or give the gift of lifelong learning to a specail someone! Take advantage of Bird Academy's biggest sale ever now through Dec. 24. 


Master Set Bundle

This bundle combines the Cornell Guide to Birds Sounds: Master Set for North America with a 1-year subscription to the Birds of North America—the most complete source of information for more than 700 species. The Master Set includes multiple tracks for each of 737 species. Order the Master Set Bundle for $69.99. 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 6-month subscription to Birds of North America and the Cornell Guide to Bird Sounds: Essential Set for North America. The Essential Set provides the most common sounds for 729 species. Get the Essential Set Bundle for $24.99. Order just the Essential Set for $12.99, or get the pre-loaded flash drive for $24.99.

Birds of North America

BNA is the most comprehensive life history reference available for more than 750 species of breeding birds in the United States and Canada. Scientific information on each species is continuously updated and brought to life with photos, sounds, and video. A 30-day subscription is $5; a full year is $42. Get Birds of North America.


BirdSleuth Holiday Kit for Kids

This kit from the Lab's education team is packed with fun ways for kids to learn about birds and nature. It includes full-color Bird ID cards, Scavenger Hunt cards, Bird Bingo cards, three coloring pages, bird-related activities for the holidays, and more. The kit costs $25. Get your kit here.


Birds & Beans Holiday Offer

Buying Bird-Friendly certified shade-grown coffee supports quality habitat for many migratory songbirds. Cornell Lab members receive $5 off any 5-pound bag of coffee from Birds & Beans. At checkout use discount code: 5OFF5. Birds & Beans coffee is certified Smithsonian Bird Friendly, USDA Organic, and Fair Trade.  

A self-paced online tutorial. Learn to ID birds by size and shape
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