The Cornell Lab of Ornithology brings together the agility and impact of an on-the-ground nonprofit organization with world-class science and teaching as part of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Our work spans disciplines from science to art, engineering to education. Our global community includes supporters, participants, and partners from all walks of life, united by a love of birds and nature and a commitment to help protect our planet.
Center for Avian Population Studies
We strive to use big data to create big impact.
Biodiversity Studies and Higher Education
We explore the origins of biodiversity and how organisms function in nature.
K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics
Our scientists and engineers apply innovative technologies to record and interpret sounds of wildlife.
We partner with local communities and organizations around the world to tell compelling stories about pressing conservation issues.
Engagement in Science and Nature
We inspire and support people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with birds, participate in science, and become advocates for life on Earth.
The world’s premier scientific archive of natural-history audio, video, and photograph specimens.
We give birds a voice—by nurturing 100,000+ passionate supporters and by enthralling millions more with expert information, news, and live cams.
Administration and Business Operations
Our administrative team provides essential services to support the Lab’s mission, including human resources, finances, transactions, administration, and facilities.