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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.

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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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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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Photo credits: Cliff Swallow by Gavin McKinnon/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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