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Science & InnovationWe reveal how nature works

We bring together scientists, students, and people from all walks of life in the quest to generate new knowledge and conserve our shared natural world. You can help.

eBird Status and Trend models are enabling new ways of viewing birds across continental scales.

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EducationWe open doors to the natural world

Help us foster inquiry and learning, starting with the earliest ages and lasting a lifetime. We’re dedicated to inspiring new science and conservation leaders.

Our K-12 program partners with educators in Central America to connect kids with birds.

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ConservationWe transform science into action

In service to the natural world, we work with communities around the globe to inspire and inform conservation. Your support helps us find solutions for a sustainable planet alive with the beauty of birds–where together humans and wildlife can thrive.

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Macaulay Library

A wildlife media archive with 11,436,981 photos, sounds, and videos from around the world.

Harlequin Duck © Ian Routley Blue-eared Kingfisher © Natthaphat Chotjuckdikul Bare-throated Tiger-Heron © Isaias morataya Chinese Pond-Heron © Neoh Hor Kee White-bellied Sea-Eagle © Stephen Murray Great Crested Grebe © Elliot Montieth Australian Owlet-nightjar © Chris Young Evening Grosbeak © Daniel Jauvin Indigo-winged Parrot © John Cahill Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch © Steve Kelling Red-capped Plover © Hayley Alexander Tawny Frogmouth © David Ongley Bar-headed Goose © Nitin Chandra Western Screech-Owl © Bryan Calk Tawny Antpitta © Steve Kelling Oriental Cuckoo © Matt Wright | Faunagraphic Wildlife Tours Northern Goshawk © Daniel Jauvin Rufous Antpitta © Steve Kelling Pacific Golden-Plover © Jacob Drucker Red-ruffed Fruitcrow © John Cahill

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Photo Credits:

Barn Swallow by Johanna Beam/Macaulay Library; Golden-fronted Woodpecker by Marcy Barbosa/BirdSpotter; Tree Swallow by Marie Read; Calliope Hummingbird by Marya Moosman/Macaulay Library; Cornell Botanical Gardens by Justin Muir; Gunnison Sage-Grouse by Gerrit Vyn.

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