Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2013 PDF

At the heart of science is the curiosity to ask a big question, combined with the courage, cleverness, and determination to find the answer. This is what we do at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

How can we save a species?

Through research, planning, and action

How can we create conservation leaders?

By giving students a world of experience.

How can we make conservation go further?

Through partnerships.

How can we adapt a modern economy to conserve wildlife?

By being thoughtful, and using science.


FY13 Revenues (through June 30, 2013)

Revenue Piechart for fiscal year 2013 through June 30

Total Revenue = $22,554,129

FY13 Expenditures

Expenditure Piechart for fiscal year 2013 through June 30

Total Expenditures = $23,124,071

Annual Operating Revenue and Expense, 2005–2013


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology takes great care to steward your gifts wisely. The Lab's revenue and expenses have grown consistently during the past seven years as programs have begun to mature and have a greater impact in the world. In addition to record income from grants and contracts, and continued healthy revenue from programs, the Lab continues to have a broad and generous base of financial support from donors through annual, capital, and planned giving. We strive to keep administrative and fundraising expenses as low as possible. Thank you for trusting us. We will continue to work hard so that these gifts result in positive impacts for birds and biodiversity.

Photography credits

From top to bottom, left to right: Rufous-tailed Jacamar © Kenneth V. Roseberg; Gunnison Sage-Grouse © Gerrit Vyn; Golden-Winged Warbler © Marty Piorkowski; Tundra Pond © Gerrit Vyn; Bicknell's Thrush © Laura Erickson

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