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2016 News Releases

Lyric Wild Bird Food Sponsors the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, December 22, 2016
Partnership will promote feeding wild birds

Merlin Bird Photo ID Mobile App Launches, December 14, 2016
Computer vision app can identify North American bird species from photographs

Apply Now for Mini-Grants to Support Community Events, November 17, 2016
Activities connect birds, nature, and the arts   

Give Bird Watchers the Gift of Knowledge, November 15, 2016
Cornell Lab of Ornithology educational resources last a lifetime

BirdSpotter Contest Spotlights Birds and People Who Watch Them, November 3, 2016
Project FeederWatch contest open to everyone 

Celebrate Your Birds and 30 Years of Project FeederWatch, October 27, 2016
Long-running citizen-science project captures vital data

Study: Last Reservoirs of Genetic Diversity Crucial to Survival of Florida Scrub-Jay, October 13, 2016
Small, isolated jay populations contribute to overall genetic health

Citizen Scientists Along West Coast to Count Brown Pelicans this Saturday, October 13, 2016
eBird surveys will aid in conservation of species

Create Wildlife-Friendly Spaces With Habitat Network, October 3, 2016
Free citizen-science tool can be used anywhere

Free First Lesson in New Cornell Lab Bird Biology Course, September 27, 2016
Completely revised text now available

See the World’s Best Natural History Collections on Google’s New Arts & Culture Institute, Sept. 13, 2016
Cornell Lab of Ornithology interactive is part of the show 

Take In a Fall Favorite: Migration Celebration, September 8, 2016
Free event takes place at the Cornell Lab on September 17

Middle Schoolers Flock Together to Build a Better Future for Birds, September 6, 2016
NestWatch workshop promotes interest in birds and nature 

Forest Elephants Need a Century to Recover from Poaching, August 30, 2016
Study finds extremely slow reproduction rate unable to keep pace with deaths

Familiar "Butterbutt" Songbird Could Be at Least Three Different Species, August 24, 2016
Genetic work identifies where DNA diverged 

Genomes of Golden-Winged and Blue-Winged Warblers Look to be 99.97% Alike, August 18, 2016
New research findings could have implications for conservation of one of America’s fastest declining songbirds 

What's Your Bird Personality? Take the Quiz! July 27, 2016 

New Initiative Aims to Protect Birds on Private Lands, july 6, 2016
The Land Trust Alliance and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology join forces

New Report: The State of North America's Birds 2016, May 19, 2016
One-third of North American bird species need urgent conservation action.

Fun New Books About Birds for All AgesMay 12, 2016
Quality titles released by the Cornell Lab Publishing Group 

Right Whales Threatened by Planned Seismic Surveys Say Scientists, April 14, 2016
Letter to Obama Administration urges a reversal on permits for seismic surveys 

Volunteers Needed for Brown Pelican Survey, April 7, 2016
Two-hour blitz will gather much-needed West Coast population data

Watch a Wild California Condor Chick Hatch—Live! April 4, 2016
Streaming video carried on Cornell Lab Bird Cams website

Celestron Sponsors the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, March 28, 2016
Outreach to children is a key component of the sponsorship

Study Clarifies Malaria "Family Tree," March 23, 2016
Blood sample analyses show which mammals were infected first

Join the NestWatch Flock this Spring, March 17, 2016
Observations benefit birds, science, and participants 

Cornell Spring Field Ornithology Course Goes Online, January 27, 2016
Lectures on birding and Northeast species available to everyone

Citizen Science Reveals Annual Bird Migrations Across Continents, January 20, 2016
Data-driven animation shows routes for 118 species

Look for El Niño Surprises During the Great Backyard Bird Count, January 19, 2016
GBBC returns February 12-15, 2016 


2015 News Releases

Racing Extinction Documentary Features Cornell Lab Scientist, December 2, 2015
Worldwide call issued to halt extinctions through personal change 

Holiday Gifts for Bird Watchers, November 16, 2015
Items support bird research, conservation, and education 

Spotlight Your Birds in the BirdSpotter Photo Contest, November 10, 2015 
Great prizes offered every week by Droll Yankees 

Become a FeederWatcher to Help the Birds, November 5, 2015
Every bird observation reported makes a difference

New Book is a Joyful Celebration of Birds, October 27, 2015
The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature

Greater Sage-Grouse Will Not Be Listed for Protection Under the Endangered Species Act 
Statement by Cornell Lab of Ornithology director Dr. John W. Fitzpatrick, September 22, 2015

Migration Celebration & Centennial Open House: What Will You Discover? September 3, 2015
Cornell Lab of Ornithology opens its doors for a special day 

First Live-Streaming Views of Wild Condor Nests, August 26, 2015
Conservation partners launch cams at two nests in California

What's That Bird?, June 4, 2015
Snap a photo. Now computers can ID the bird.  

New Waterfowl Foldout Series Simplifies ID, May 19, 2015
Take these Cornell Lab of Ornithology guides anywhere 

Documentary Highlights Threatened Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush Ecosystem, May 13, 2015
Cornell Lab of Ornithology film airs on PBS NATURE on May 20

Birders Tally Half the World's Bird Species in 24 Hours, May 12, 2015
More than 110 countries take part in new birding event

Massive Southern Invasions by Northern Birds Linked to Climate Shifts, May 11, 2015
Study finds climate pattern is behind Pine Siskin irruptions 

Enter the BirdSleuth Youth Writing & Art Contest, May 7, 2015
Show or describe birds and nature in your neighborhood 

World's Largest 24-Hour Bird Tally, May 9, April 29, 2015
Can bird watchers find half of the world’s bird species to raise awareness for conservation?

Find a Funky Nest Near You! April 15, 2015
Contest showcases unusual bird nesting sites

Learn How You Can Help Nesting Birds, March 19, 2015
Watching birds at the nest is fun--and fuels bird conservation

Time Spent Outdoors Boosts Conservation Action, March 10, 2015
New study reveals strong link between wildlife recreation and conservation

Get a Taste of Spring Field Ornithology, March 4, 2015
Free session offers window into a local tradition

Great Backyard Bird Count Sets New Species Record, March 3, 2015
Nearly half the world's species identified in four days

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics Continues Sponsorship of Cornell Lab Programs, February 26, 2015
Support includes lead sponsorship of Young Birders Event

Warbler Fidelity to their Mates Based on Caterpillar Numbers, February 11, 2015
Research shows Black-throated Blue Warblers change behavior based on food availability

Hummingbird in Tropical Backyards is a New Species, Researchers Say, February 5, 2015
Look-alike hummers may be two separate species

Bird Watchers Help Federal Agencies Pinpoint Conservation Priorities, January 27, 2015
Birds switch “landlords” during the year, study shows; highlights need for cooperation

Show Birds Some Love on Valentine's Weekend!, January 21, 2015
Join the Great Backyard Bird Count

Witness the Wonder of Migration, January 15, 2015
Register now for eight-week Spring Field Ornithology Course

 

2014 News Releases

Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest, November 25, 2014
Your backyard bird images could win great prizes!

Top 10 Gifts for Birders and for Birds, November 18, 2014
Items support bird research, conservation, and education

Threatened Status for Gunninson Sage-Grouse a "Wise Compromise," November 13, 2014
Comments from Cornell Lab of Ornithology Director Dr. John W. Fitzpatrick

New Bird Biology Website Awakens the Sense of Discovery, October 23, 2014
Enjoy interactive activities about bird song, feathers, and more

Got Birds? Tell FeederWatch!, October 16, 2014
Don’t let what happens at the feeder stay at the feeder

New Tree of Life Traces Evolution of a Spectacular Bird Group, October 14, 2014
South American cotinga family is known for weird looks and sounds

Celebrate Amazing Autumn Bird Migration, October 2, 2014
Family-friendly event at Sapsucker Woods spurs appreciation of nature

"Green Wave" Explains Bird Migration Routes, September 11, 2014
New study reveals why many migratory birds don't fly in straight lines

Climate Change Science Aided by Huge but "Invisible" Efforts of Amateurs, September 3, 2014
Many studies rely on citizen-science data, but few acknowledge it

10th Anniversary of Birds of North America Online, September 2, 2014
Dynamic reference stays current with the latest science

Name That Bird! Merlin App Identifies 400 Species, August 26, 2014
Cornell releases free Android app just in time for fall migration

Study Surprise: Many Bird Species Exposed to "Eye Disease," August 12, 2014
Feeder birds not the only species affected

Maybe Birds Can Have It All: Dazzling Colors and Pretty Songs, Too, June 18, 2014
Major songbird study counters the idea of trade-offs limiting evolution

Maya Lin's Latest Sculpture in Final Memorial Unveiled, June 4, 2014
The "Sound Ring" spotlights extinct and endangered species

Celestron Sponsors the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, June 2, 2014
Goal is to introduce birding to a broader audience

Find Funky Nests in Funky Places!, May 15, 2014
Annual contest seeks unusual nesting sites

Student Birding Team Raises $50,000+ for Conservation, May 13,2014
Cornell Team wins World Series of Birding championship

Cornell Birding Team Finds 275 Species in 24 Hours, May 6, 2014
A new route through Arizona and California pays off for bird conservation

Cornell Students a Triple Threat at World Series of Birding, May 6, 2014
Teams compete in multiple divisions to raise funds for undergraduate research

Flyways for Flyweights: Small Birds Capitalize on Weather Patterns During Epic Migrations, May 5, 2014
Concept of migration flyways gets an update for small terrestrial birds

Join New "YardMap" Project to Create Bird Habitat, May 1, 2014
Unique citizen-science program begins in the backyard

Two Hawk Chicks Hatch!, April 28, 2014
Watch Cornell Lab Bird Cams: a third egg is due to hatch soon

Nation's Top Birding Team Seeks New Record, April 24, 2014
A 24-hour quest to find the most birds and raise funds for conservation

Scientists Acknowledge Crucial Role of Volunteers in Advancing Research, March 31, 2014
Citizen scientists seen as indispensable sources of data and insight

Join NestWatch for a Season of Discovery, March 20, 2014
Watching birds at the nest is fun--and it helps scientists

Citizen Scientists Needed For New Barn Swallow Study, March 13, 2014
Researchers will study the effects of artificial light on the pace of life

Free Lecture Opens a Window on Local Bird Life, March 11, 2014
Learn more about a birding course that's perfect for everyone

Warming Temperatures Are Pushing Two Chickadee Species--and Their Hybrids--Northward, March 6, 2014
DNA sleuthing confirms chickadee "hybrid zone" marching northward as climate warms

Escalator to Extinction: Climate Change Pushing Tropical Birds Up the Mountain…and Off, February 18, 2014
Research predicts localized bird extinctions because of climate change.

Record Number of Countries Join the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 18, 2014
Bird watcherson pace to shatter records 

Cities Support More Native Biodiversity Than Previously Thought, February 13, 2014
New research finds the world’s cities retain a unique natural ecosystem

Build New Skills With Spring Birding Course, January 22, 2014
Annual Spring Field Ornthology course runs March 26-May 18

Get Geared Up for the Great Backyard Bird Count! January 16, 2014
Bird watchers around the world neded to gather crucial data

What's That Bird? A New App Names the Birds You See, January 13, 2014
“Merlin” iPhone app asks five questions, reveals nearby birds

 

 

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